Guest contributor Oscar de la Renta writes about choosing a gown inspired by a sense of place


My ivory silk organza strapless pleated gown is definitely for the fashion forward bride. The pleated ruffles make a grand statement—perfect for the extravagance of a city wedding. These pearls and diamond bracelets from my fine jewelry collection are a nice finishing touch. The melon cut rubies add a unique splash of color for the modern bride.

Photos: Clockwise from left: Dan Lecca, Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Spink

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