Lake Tahoe shimmered sapphire-blue on Saturday for the 49th annual Save the Lake benefit, a luncheon and lakeside runway show of Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2019, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. Guests this year included Barbara Brown, Carolyn Chang, Riccardo Benavides, and Jessica Hickingbotham.
“The Oscar Show” as fans call it, is the highlight of the Tahoe summer season and this year it drew a record 675 guests.
Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim
“Eliza and I look forward to this event all year because it’s like family. Friends come from all over the world,” said Alex Bolen, chief executive of Oscar de la Renta since 2004. “This is our twenty-third year and we’re very proud and honored to be associated with the League,” The Bolens were accompanied by de la Renta creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.
Saks Fifth Avenue has produced the fundraiser since 1969 when it was first presented on Rubicon Beach by a barefoot Bill Blass.
“We’re delighted to continue this special tradition with the League to Save Lake Tahoe,” said Tracy Margolies, Saks Fifth Avenue chief merchant. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our customers to experience luxury fashion from Oscar de la Renta