America Ferrera at Glamour Women of the Year Awards.jpgIt seems the credit crunch is not hitting some brands as hard as others. Oscar de la Renta seems to be going from strength to strength, no doubt helped by plenty of publicity from celeb fans like Penelope Cruz, Debra Messing, Kate Hudson and America Ferrera (left) in the last few months.

Despite the fact peers like Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson have bowed out of the New York show schedule this February, de la Renta is in such demand he'll be putting on two shows; one for buyers and one for press.

If only the popular London designers did the same - maybe we'd get better seats! [via Vogue]