World-renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta has teamed up with the New York Botanical Garden to bring us his new, limited edition home collection, inspired by his love for gardening.
His sprawling property in the Dominican Republic, lush with gardenia, orchids and kousa dogwood, is a testament to the designer’s green thumbs, so this was only a natural fit.
Oscar de la Renta created 15 pieces for the Botanical Garden. For inspiration, the designer looked to the Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz library, picking out images from its rare books and engravings spanning the 18th and 19th centuries to adorn plates.
The line includes plates with vintage flower prints, napkins with graphic designs and table accessories, such as a set of salt and pepper shakers designed to look like a 19th century garden hut. A hand-painted wooden tray retailing at an exorbitant price also comprises of the collection.
As scary as the price for the collection is in Rands, at least some of the proceeds go toward the Garden in raising funds for its efforts and people will have something beautiful, albeit all on the plate, to look at, at the dinner table….Bon Apetite!
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