NEW YORK — Versatility is a virtue when it comes to clothes, and Oscar de la Renta and design duo James Mischka and Mark Badgley are well aware of that fact. Their resort collections work not only for the Ladies who Lunch, but also for the ones who party. De la Renta creates a bright mood with his bold shades of green, pink and yellow, makes unexpected pairings such as a chiffon skirt with a racer leather jacket and gives cotton suits a little stretch. “This is the way young women dress today,” he says. Meanwhile, at Badgley Mischka, there are beautiful gowns, one featuring a vintage Etro print, and pretty separates, such as a tiered chiffon camisole dripping with beads, most of which work for day or night.
PHOTOS BY JOHN AQUINO AND THOMAS IANNACCONE