Bella Hadid Was a Feathery Dream at Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2020 Show

You can always count on an over-the-top evening gown at an Oscar de la Renta show. But the fall ’20 collection, which showed Monday night at NYFW, was especially fantastical, ending with a finale look that had Bella Hadid covered in a fuchsia feather cape.

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Hadid at the finale of the Oscar de la Renta fall ’20 show.
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The runway show was worth the 9 p.m. time slot and subsequent delay, which had guests seated and waiting for almost 30 minutes in the halls of the New York Public Library. The collection opened with day looks that included a series of boots — the first for the brand in a while.

A pair of white knee boots with a kitten heel had a black racing stripe down the side, which proved to be the only sporty detail of the night. There was also a tweed boot in the same silhouette that matched a girlish suit with a full miniskirt. Paired with a few voluminous gowns and skirts, there was also a series of over-the-knee boots (some in patent leather, others in velvet) that had practical flat rubber soles.

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Kitten heel boots with stripe detail at Oscar de la Renta fall ’20.
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Patent leather over-the-knee boots with flat rubber soles were paired with a floral skirt and knit sweater for a chic gardener look at Oscar de la Renta fall ’20.
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Velvet over-the-knee boots with flat rubber soles, paired with an embellished minidress backstage at Oscar de la Renta fall ’20.
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But the unquestionable highlight of the night came from the brand’s signature evening gowns. Feathered, gilded or brightly colored with voluminous trains, the parade of evening looks elicited audible praise from an audience that seemed skeptical (and tired) at the beginning of the show.

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A feathered skirt with cutout sandals.
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Cutout sandals with crystal embellishments at Oscar de la Renta fall ’20.
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One of the best shoes of the night was worn by model Candice Swanepoel, who walked the marble runway of the library in a black velvet gown with a plunging neckline and a crystal jewel collar detailing. She wore a pair of trompe l’oeil cutout sandals that wrapped up and curved around the foot and ankle like a snake.

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Candice Swanepoel at Oscar de la Renta fall ’20.
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Cutout sandals.
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The eveningwear also included another version of the gown that Scarlett Johansson wore to the Oscars on Sunday night, this one in classic black tulle.

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A black version of the Oscar de la Renta gown that Scarlett Johansson wore to the Oscars.
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