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Oscar Season

Autumn in Houston always brings a return to elegance. But never more so than this fall, as the MFAH readies its show celebrating Oscar de la Renta. The season’s new dresses, including those from the late master designer’s own house, channel his spirit, with touches of refined sensuality, swaths of vibrant color and, most of all, odes to the garden.

  • Jacket, $12,720, by Alexander McQueen at Tootsies; rose-cut diamond oval pendant earrings, 
price upon request, by 
Signed Fred Leighton at
Deutsch & Deutsch.
    Jacket, $12,720, by Alexander McQueen at Tootsies; rose-cut diamond oval pendant earrings, price upon request, by Signed Fred Leighton at Deutsch & Deutsch.
  • Patchwork dress with crystal and pearl embroideries and appliques, $13,000, by Gucci at the Gucci boutique; handbag, $4,200, by Gucci at The Webster and the Gucci Boutique; Impatiens Earrings, $425, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies.
    Patchwork dress with crystal and pearl embroideries and appliques, $13,000, by Gucci at the Gucci boutique; handbag, $4,200, by Gucci at The Webster and the Gucci Boutique; Impatiens Earrings, $425, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies.
  • Fortune Teller Tunic, $2,850, by Johanna Ortiz at Neiman Marcus; sequined tulle and silk satin headband, $770, by Gucci at the Gucci boutique,
The Webster.
    Fortune Teller Tunic, $2,850, by Johanna Ortiz at Neiman Marcus; sequined tulle and silk satin headband, $770, by Gucci at the Gucci boutique, The Webster.
  • Floral mink fur coat, $55,350, by Versace at the Versace boutique; dress, $1,925, by Versace at the Versace boutique; earrings, $146, by Christopher Kane at Forty Five Ten; pavé diamond revolution band, $4,750, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers; pavé tsavorite revolution ring, $2,700, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers; gold ring, $3,990, by Jack Kelege at Lewis Jewelers.
    Floral mink fur coat, $55,350, by Versace at the Versace boutique; dress, $1,925, by Versace at the Versace boutique; earrings, $146, by Christopher Kane at Forty Five Ten; pavé diamond revolution band, $4,750, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers; pavé tsavorite revolution ring, $2,700, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers; gold ring, $3,990, by Jack Kelege at Lewis Jewelers.
  • Jagger Jumpsuit, $2,550, by Johanna Ortiz to order at Neiman Marcus; heels, by Versace at the Versace boutique; earrings, $320,  at Forty Five Ten; ring,  price upon request,  at Deutsch & Deutsch.
    Jagger Jumpsuit, $2,550, by Johanna Ortiz to order at Neiman Marcus; heels, by Versace at the Versace boutique; earrings, $320, at Forty Five Ten; ring, price upon request, at Deutsch & Deutsch.
  • Handmade emerald flower embroidery cocktail dress, $7,990, by Zac Posen 
at Neiman Marcus, 
Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies.
    Handmade emerald flower embroidery cocktail dress, $7,990, by Zac Posen at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies.
  • Garden flocked gazar gown, $12,920, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies; earrings, $825, by Prim at Forty Five Ten.
    Garden flocked gazar gown, $12,920, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies; earrings, $825, by Prim at Forty Five Ten.
  • Dress, $1,195, by Haus Alkire at Forty Five Ten; boots, $695, by Stuart Weitzman at the Stuart Weitzman boutique; rose-cut diamond with onyx and diamond pavé drop earrings, and emerald, diamond and sapphire ring, price upon request, by Kwiat Vintage Collection at Deustch & Deutsch; white gold and diamond Opera necklace, price upon request, by Norman Silverman at Deustch & Deutsch. Flower bouquet 
by Lexis Florist.
    Dress, $1,195, by Haus Alkire at Forty Five Ten; boots, $695, by Stuart Weitzman at the Stuart Weitzman boutique; rose-cut diamond with onyx and diamond pavé drop earrings, and emerald, diamond and sapphire ring, price upon request, by Kwiat Vintage Collection at Deustch & Deutsch; white gold and diamond Opera necklace, price upon request, by Norman Silverman at Deustch & Deutsch. Flower bouquet by Lexis Florist.
  • Brocade open neck flounce back dress, $1,995, by Lela Rose at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies; Necklace and fan earrings, prices upon request, by Norman Silverman at Deutsch & Deutsch.
    Brocade open neck flounce back dress, $1,995, by Lela Rose at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies; Necklace and fan earrings, prices upon request, by Norman Silverman at Deutsch & Deutsch.
  • Rose print silk gown, $2,275, by Rochas at Forty Five Ten; earrings, $560, by Rochas at Forty Five Ten; bracelet, $4,500, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers.
    Rose print silk gown, $2,275, by Rochas at Forty Five Ten; earrings, $560, by Rochas at Forty Five Ten; bracelet, $4,500, by Phillips House at Lewis Jewelers.

Photos by Julie Soefer

Styling by Kate Stukenberg

Model Savannah Barker

Hair and makeup by Tonya Riner

Photo assistance by Dylan Aguilar

Styling assistance by Maddie Burnett and Greta Connolly

Shot on location at the River Oaks home of Ruth and Neill Davis, proprietors of Found for the Home

 

AT TOP: Multi-tendril embroidered silk faille gown, $15,490, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies; earrings, $560, by J.W Anderson at Forty Five Ten; sandals, $2,575, by Versace Vitellino at the Versace boutique; emerald, diamond and sapphire ring, price  upon request, by Kwiat Vintage Collection at Deutsch & Deutsch.