PARIS — Oscar de la Renta is nothing if not a Ladies’ man, and he knows that his customers want great-looking suits for day and, for evening, something flirtatious. And that’s exactly what he delivered in his fall couture collection for Balmain, his last for the house. Here, one of his romantic little black dresses. For more evening looks, see pages 4 and 5.

This story first appeared in the July 18, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.