RSVP Dressing: Evening-Wear for the Holiday Season

Discover Gorgeous Gowns and Frocks From Saks Favorites Zac Posen, Monique Lhuillier, Catherine Regehr and Rubin Singer.

The holidays are upon us and all the good RSVP invites are either in the mail or getting sealed, so it’s imperative that your party attire is on point. Thrill the crowd with modern and elegant embellishment, a forte of Canadian designer Catherine Regehr and Beyonce-favorite Rubin Singer, or stun them silent with craftsmanship of the highest order, which you’re bound to find in excelcis in any creation by American masters of the evening dress, like Zac Posen and Monique Lhuillier.

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What’s Your Idea of Holiday Evening-wear? Long and Regal or Short and Festive?

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The holidays are upon us and all the good RSVP invites are either in the mail or getting sealed, so it’s imperative that your party attire is on point. Thrill the crowd with modern and elegant embellishment, a forte of Canadian designer Catherine Regehr and Beyonce-favorite Rubin Singer, or stun them silent with craftsmanship of the highest order, which you’re bound to find in excelcis in any creation by American masters of the evening dress, like Zac Posen and Monique Lhuillier.

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What’s Your Idea of Holiday Evening-wear? Long and Regal or Short and Festive?

Get in the glamorous holiday spirit with our Evening Event – A Night Odyssey.


Carolina Herrera Presents Her SS15 Collection in SF

Saks and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Welcomed the Legendary Designer to Benefit Fashion Exhibits on the West Coast.

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) was paid quite the esteemed visit by none other than Carolina Herrera, who flew in to present her dazzling and innovative spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection to valued museum patrons, valued Saks Fifth Avenue clients and Carolina Herrera enthusiasts.

The Art of Fashion: Runway Show and Luncheon

The Queen of New York Elegance Herself – Carolina Herrera

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) was paid quite the esteemed visit by none other than Carolina Herrera, who flew in to present her dazzling and innovative spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection to valued museum patrons, valued Saks Fifth Avenue clients and Carolina Herrera enthusiasts.

The Art of Fashion: Runway Show and Luncheon

The Queen of New York Elegance Herself – Carolina Herrera

The event, which took place at the Wilsey Court at the de Young Museum, was co-hosted by Saks and FAMSF to benefit the museums’ world-renowned fashion and textiles exhibitions. At the end of the day, the event, which was bound to be an enormous success, raised over $200,000. New York’s high-priestess of elegance sure knows how to pull in a crowd.

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Not Your Typical Carolina Herrera Bouquets – This Season, 3D Explosions of Flowers Took Precedence

“I’ve always said that fashion is a repetition of ideas,” said Carolina Herrera after her show, “but what is most important is that you make it new and your own. You must trust your instincts and be confident in what speaks to you most.” Carolina Herrera uses flowers as an endless well of inspiration almost in the same way that Christopher Bailey explores the boundless iterations of the Burberry trench.

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“The atelier is the most important place to me when it comes to design. It is the space where everything begins and ends. We can experiment and change any detail that is not working. It is a wonderful process.”

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Breathing New, Modern Life Into the Gown

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Putting the Finishing Touches on the Ruby Lips Beauty Look

Ms. Herrera also indulged our curiosities about what happens when she’s not in that hallowed atelier. Naturally, a woman as cultured and learned as she, who produces works that are grounded in optimism must surround herself totems of peace and happiness. “I have many things that I love to do outside of the office,” she offered. “I love to walk around the reservoir in the (Central) park, visit museums, read, or just be at home with my adorable dogs, Marcus and Gaspar.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Backstage Moments Before the Show

Seeing as how we were speaking with a living New York legend, we simply had to find out about her first memories at Saks. “I introduced my first Carolina Herrera fragrance at Saks,” the designer recalls. “I remember I had to go sign bottles and when I arrived I saw a line of thousands of people. I thought they were waiting for someone else, but I was wrong! They were waiting for me and I was so surprised.” Still modest after all this time. That’s class, folks.

Show everyone the regal side of style in Carolina Herrera.


Remembering Oscar de la Renta

We look back on the life and work of one of America's great couturiers. (1932-2014)

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“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

When you think about it, Oscar de la Renta is American royalty. Name another living designer, forget the American part, that could match Mr. de la Renta’s fashion pedigree. It’s a gobsmacking repertoire and legacy that the beloved designer leaves behind. Saks remembers Oscar de la Renta as the rest of the world does, as a gentleman of the highest order and one of the great visionary of our times.

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“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

When you think about it, Oscar de la Renta is American royalty. Name another living designer, forget the American part, that could match Mr. de la Renta’s fashion pedigree. It’s a gobsmacking repertoire and legacy that the beloved designer leaves behind. Saks remembers Oscar de la Renta as the rest of the world does, as a gentleman of the highest order and one of the great visionary of our times.

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“There is no sound more feminine than a woman in a taffeta dress.”

He may have had the distinct honor of dressing every First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but it’s his roots that inspire the most awe. As of last week, who else could’ve boasted that their fashion mentor was none other than Cristobal Balenciaga? Mr. de la Renta may have had a thriving ready-to-wear business, but in America’s collective heart of hearts, he was our very own beloved couturier. France may have had all the others, but he was all ours and he made us proud.

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“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.”

In the 60s he worked as a couture assistant at Lanvin and through the nighties and well into the aughts, he was spearheading couture at Balmain. In all that time, with over five decades of experience under his belt, its hard to recall an instance where he led himself astray. Immaculate femininity wasn’t just a forte, it was a man’s lifetime manifesto.

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“There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.”

The void his passing leaves behind will be impossible to ameliorate, but we carry on replenishing ourselves on over fifty years worth of indelible images and memories, thanks to his deft hand and transcendent vision.

 

Oscar de la Renta

(1932 – 2014)