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Can You Spy Galliano's Influence in Oscar de la Renta's Fall Line?

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Look number one. Photo via <a href="http://statigr.am/p/390596480272468047_285747593">@poshdarling/Instagram</a>
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Much of the chatter surrounding Oscar de la Renta's Fall line was speculation on exactly how much "designer in residence" John Galliano did or did not influence the collection.

WWD thinks they can detect a hint of the house of Dior in the wrapped jackets and over slim skirts. Style.com points out the gloomy, theatrical make up a possible Galliano touch. Christina Binkley of the Wall Street Journal opined that the two disparate aesthetics "turned the runway into a split-personality show."

For the record, the disgraced designer did not appear in public. He was rumored to be backstage during the presentation, but he did not appear alongside de la Renta for the final bow, and the studio of Oscar de la Renta is remaining vague on just how much he collaborated on the collection. But Galliano or no, the presentation was one of the highlights of the season.

Belted jackets over skirts, sexy draped suiting, and hooded capes with leather pants were far less girly than the colorful, sparkly, frothy creations de la Renta showed last spring. The gothic makeup and moody gowns hinted at a Romantic (capital "R") mood. Oh, and we counted 15 variations on the peplum. Take a look in the gallery above.
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