Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fashionable Fabrics: Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa

If you are a regular reader, then you know how much I love it when fashion and design collide and I can't think of a more perfect marriage than Oscar de la Renta and Lee Jofa. I had the pleasure of attending the Elle Decor sponsored launch party last evening at the Oscar de la Renta boutique and am already trying to figure out where I can use these fabulous fabrics. Lee Jofa Creative Director Stephen Elrod told us a wonderful story about how they went into Mrs. de la Renta's closet to find inspiration since there are no official Oscar archives. Her closet is the archive! Some fabrics were made by the same mill that made the fabrics for the clothing but in cotton instead of silk. Others had to be slightly reinterpreted to work for the home but just as with Oscar's fashions, some are even hand sewn! Amazing! Of course, everyone is already clamoring for the ball skirts made from the fabrics! They might end up auctioning them off for charity so start saving your pennies now ladies. Or you can always head over to Lee Jofa and make your own!

Photos from Lee Jofa

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