Designer of the Week


About: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22, 1932 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His big introduction into the world of fashion occurred in 1956 when he designed the debutante ball gown for the daughter of American ambassador to Spain, who was then pictured in Life magazine for the world to see. Afterward, de la Renta worked for Balenciaga's couture house as a fashion illustrator. Oscar designed his first collection in 1963, after moving to New York City. Finally in 1965, the house of Oscar de la Renta was born. Oscar won numerous awards for his work in the fashion industry, served as the President of CFDA, and later was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame in 1973.

"My role as a designer is make a woman feel her very best."

Oscar de la Renta's designs have graced the pages and covers of Vogue, and have been worn by multiple First Ladies, as well as numerous actresses and models.