Saks Fifth Avenue and The League to Save Lake Tahoe welcomed Oscar de la Renta and presented 64 looks from his Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 collection at a lakeside fashion show and lunch on August 2, 2014. Now in its 45th year, the summertime tradition dates back to the late sixties, when Saks Fifth Avenue brought designer Bill Blass to share his collection with a few loyal clients and friends at Lake Tahoe.
This year raised a record-breaking $780,000 for The League to Save Lake Tahoe. Before the models came out, a live auction brought in $220,000 — the highest bid item was a New York fashion week package purchased by Oscar de la Renta fan and Saks Fifth Avenue client Cyril Seligman. As for the runway, the gowns stole the show. The embroidered tulle and silk faille gowns in shocking pink, pale pink, aquamarine and white were more than red carpet worthy.
Oscar de la Renta at Lake Tahoe, Summer 2014:
Oscar de la Renta
Janine Rogers, Darayn Hickingbotham, Jessica Hickingbotham, Heidi Bertagnolli
Huifen Chan with Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco, GM, Robert Arnold-Kraft at Lake Tahoe for the Oscar de la Renta fashion show
Nancy Kukacka, Stephanie Marver
Shocking pink silk faille gown
Shocking pink silk faille gown with gold embroidery
Black/white/pink sequin and floral embroidered gown
Aquamarine tulle floral and sequined cocktail dress
White/peony English garden print cotton/silk gown
Navy lurex moiree faille pantsuit
Cyril Seligman, Cindy Seligman, Oscar de la Renta, Jennifer Gelman
Event chairs Barbara Brown, Hillary Marble, Heidi Cary, Jessica Hickinbotham, Edith Tobin
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
The event took place for the third consecutive year at the Schumacher Family estate in Incline Village on the north shore of the lake. Event chairs Barbara Brown, Heidi Cary, Jessica Hickingbotham, Hillary Marble and Edith Tobin welcomed some 600 supporters and guests. The experience was a first for Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco’s new General Manager, Robert Arnold-Kraft, who said it was an honor to continue the annual tradition with Oscar de la Renta. Kraft stood in awe of the unique setting for the fashion show and luncheon, and expressed pride in the funds raised to keep Tahoe blue.
Check out Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of the cocktail reception the night before the show.
— More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Saks Fifth Avenue annual fashion show: