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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

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Birth date: July 22, 1932
Country: Dominican Republic
Brand Name: Oscar de la Renta
Labels: Oscar de la Renta
Other Product Lines: Fragrances, Accessories, Homeware

Overview

Oscar de la Renta wanted to get into the fashion business because “that's where the money is.” He worked as an apprentice at Cristobal Balenciaga's fashion house until he founded his own brand in the mid 1960s. Throughout his career, de la Renta designed haute couture lines for the fashion house Balmain, making him the first Dominican to design for the French fashion house. Since 2006, de la Renta has also been designing bridal wear collections.

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • Oscar de la Renta’s full name is Oscar Aristides de la Renta Fiallo.
  • In 1990, he was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • De la Renta gained world fame during ’the 60s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy.
  • In 2006 Oscar de la Renta designed Tortuga Bay, a boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic.
  • He is  a board member of the Metropolitan Opera Association and New Yorkers for Children, as well as a two-time president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.