Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 collection, with it's intricate embroidery and eye-stopping jewelery reminded me of a rainy September day in Paris, spent sheltered at the Museé Cluny, getting lost in the threads of the magical Unicorn Tapestries.
Mille-fleurs (or thousand flowers), the style the 15th century tapestries were created in, is also an apt description for the exquisite thread work on Oscar de la Renta's gowns. Five of the Unicorn tapestries illustrate each of the senses. The sixth depicts the lady placing the necklace she wears in the other tapestries away in a chest and contains the motto "À Mon Seul Désir." One interpretation suggests the lady renounces the earthly temptations aroused by her senses for a deeper understanding. If the lady had Oscar to tempt her, she may not have been so quick to renounce her passions, I think.
Are any of the Spring 2014 collections tempting you?