Oscar de la Renta on Fashion Week

Courtesy of Style.com

Courtesy of Style.com

Oscar de la Renta has decided to cut down his guest list for his upcoming show during Fashion Week. We could all admit that the shows have become less about the shows themselves and more about street style.

The designer has decided to move his show to his midtown studio and have one show seating 350 guests instead of two shows for 316 people each, WWD’s Bridget Foley reports.  Foley, cited that one of the reasons is that Narciso Rodriguez’s show will be an hour and half later. “I hate to inconvenience other people, as I hope other people wouldn’t want to inconvenience me,” he said.

Foley says de la Renta wants to focus on “the comfort of his professional audience.” Anyone who isn’t on the invite list will just have to have their own private viewing online.

The availability of images of the collection online is another reason he decided to cut down on the guest list. With social media, pictures appear on the web within minutes. Along with general distaste for “megashows.”

“When you do megashows, it loses the reason of why we’re showing,” he said. “It’s important for [certain industry professionals] to look at the clothes and see them. They shouldn’t have to go through 30,000 people, and 10,000 who are trying to take pictures of all of those people who are totally unrelated to the clothes.”

Oscar de la Renta seems like he wants the shows to be exclusive again, when it was just about the clothes without the circus and fuss. Sounds like a simpler life, what do you guys think? [Fashionista]

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