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Encyclopedia > Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Personal Information
 Name  Oscar de la Renta
 Nationality  Dominican Republic & USA
 Birth date  July 22, 1932 (1932-07-22) (age 75)
 Birth place  Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Working Life
 Label Name  Oscar de la Renta

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Early years

De la Renta (born Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo) was born in the Dominican Republic to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father.[1] At the age of 18, he moved to Spain, where he studied painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. He quickly changed his focus to fashion. While living in Spain, he became interested in the world of design and began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses, which soon led to an apprenticeship with Spain's most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Later, de la Renta left Spain to join Antonio Castillo as a couture assistant at the Lanvin in Paris. This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Cristóbal Balenciaga Eisaguirre (Guetaria, Spain, January 21, 1895 – March 23, 1972 in Valencia) was a Spanish fashion designer. ... Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), born in Brittany, France, began as a milliner in 1890, but is famous for the robe de style and semi-modern fashion techniques. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


In 1963, torn between designing custom clothing for Elizabeth Arden, shoes and accessories for Brittany Rosano and designing ready-to-wear for Christian Dior-New York, de la Renta turned for advice to Diana Vreeland, the editor in chief of Vogue, saying that what he really wanted was to "get into ready to wear, because that's where the money is". Vreeland replied, "Then go to Arden because you will make your reputation faster. She is not a designer, so she will promote you. At the other place, you will always be eclipsed by the name of Dior."[2] De la Renta proceeded to work for Arden for two years before launching his own label. Elizabeth Arden (1939) Elizabeth Arden (December 31, 1878 - October 18, 1966) was a Canadian businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire in the United States. ... Christian Dior (January 21, 1905 – October 23, 1957), was an influential French fashion designer. ... Diana Vreeland (July 29, 1906 in Paris, France – August 22, 1989) was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ...


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Clothing line

In 2001, Oscar de la Renta debuted his accessory collection, which includes gorgeous ballroom gowns to cute coctail dresses, bags, belts and shoes. Other products of the company include cosmetic cases, eyewear, fragrances, furs, jewelry, scarves and sleepwear. For men, his licensed products including hosiery, sport coats, suits, and trousers. He has also released and marketed a line of sportswear throughout Latin America for men and boys. In 2002, Oscar de la Renta Home debuted a furniture collection and home fragrance collection. Since then tabletop, decorative fabrics, wallpaper, bedding, rugs and decorative accents have been added to the collection. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In 1981, de la Renta donated his time for four years as the primary designer of a complete new set of uniforms for the Boy Scouts of America.[4] For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ...


Oscar De la Renta has boutiques in New York, Bal Harbour, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Manhassat all designed by Meyer Davis Studio Inc.


Awards, honors, philanthropic endeavors

De la Renta's talents receive continual international recognition. Among them, he received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2000 and in 2008 (tied with Proenza Schouler). In February 1990, he was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. From 1973 to 1976, and from 1986 to 1988, he served as President of the CFDA. He is also a two-time winner of the American Fashion Critic's Award and was inducted into the Fame in 1973. In 1993 to 2002, Oscar de la Renta designed the haute couture collection for the house of Pierre Balmain, becoming the first American to design for a French couture house. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a non-profit trade group for American fashion designers founded in 1962. ... The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a non-profit trade group for American fashion designers founded in 1962. ... The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a non-profit trade group for American fashion designers founded in 1962. ...


The Dominican Republic has also honored him with the order al Mérito de Juan Pablo Duarte and the Order of Cristóbal Colón. De la Renta has contributed extensively in the construction of a much needed school near his home in Punta Cana. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punta Cana Marina, Dominican Republic Punta Cana is the name of a region in the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. ...


De la Renta serves as a board member of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and Channel Thirteen/WNET. He also serves on the boards of several charitable institutions such as New Yorkers for Children, the America's Society and is presently chairman of the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute is an organization in New York City founded to promote the Spanish language and the culture of Spain. ...


Citizenship

Even though his father was a US citizen, de la Renta was solely a Dominican citizen due to past United States law prohibiting dual-citizenship. He renounced his Dominican citizenship in 1971, (a formality required by the US, given that Dominican citizenship is non-renounceable) when he was naturalized as a United States citizen. Although he was offered the post of Dominican ambassador to the United States, de la Renta refused to part with his newly acquired citizenship, and declined the nomination. Today he holds both a US and a Dominican passport.


Marriages

In 1967, Oscar de la Renta became the third husband of Françoise de Langlade (1931–1983), an editor-in-chief of French Vogue who once worked for the fashion house of Elsa Schiaparelli. She previously was married to businessman Jean Bruère and diplomat Nicholas Bagenow. After her third marriage, Françoise de la Renta worked as a consultant to Elizabeth Arden, became a prominent hostess, had their Manhattan apartment decorated by Denning & Fourcade, and later opened her own decorating business (among her clients were Florinda Bolkan and Helmut Berger). Of her approach to fashion, she once said, "Oscar is not my favorite designer–just one of them." As The New York Times noted after her death, "She was also widely credited for some of the successes of her husband, the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Although she was not active in his business, she attracted many of the rich and famous to his shows."[5][6] For other meanings, see vogue. ... On the cover of Time magazine: August 13, 1934. ... Elizabeth Arden (1939) Elizabeth Arden (December 31, 1878 - October 18, 1966) was a Canadian businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire in the United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Robert Denning (March 13, 1927 – August 26, 2005) was an interior decorator whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate-raider tastes in the 1980s. ... Florinda Bolkan (born 15 February 1941) is a Brazilian actress, working mostly in Italy. ... Helmut Berger (born May 29th 1944 as Helmut Steinberger in Bad Ischl, Austria) is an Austrian actor. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


In 1989, the designer married Annette Reed (1939-). She is the former wife of American Heritage magazine publisher Samuel Pryor Reed and the only child of the German banker Dr. Fritz Mannheimer and his wife, Marie Annette Reiss. Annette de la Renta (born 1940) Anne France Engelhard is an American philanthropist married to fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (Stuttgart, Germany, 19 September 1890 - Vaucresson, France, 9 August 1939) was a controversial and powerful banker and art collector who was the director of the Dutch branch of the Berlin-based investment bank Mendelssohn & Co. ... Jane Engelhard (Qingdao, China, 1917 - Nantucket, Massachusetts, February 29, 2004) was an American philanthropist of Brazilian, and Irish ancestry known for her marriage to billionaire industrialist Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. ...


De la Renta has stepchildren from both marriages; he also has an adopted son, Moises de la Renta.


References

  1. ^ Oscar de la Renta, el hombre
  2. ^ Morris, Bernadine, "Diana Vreeland, Editor, Dies; Voice of Fashion for Decades", The New York Times, 23 August 1989, page A1
  3. ^ Dupont, Ronald J, Jr. (1991). Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg. The Vernon Stories of Jacobus Van Brug. Retrieved on 9 July 2006.
  4. ^ Peterson, Robert (2002). From Doughboy Duds to Oscar de la Renta. Scouting Magazine. Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved on 7 June 2006.
  5. ^ Nemy, Enid, "Françoise de la Renta, 62, a Leader in Fashion", The New York Times, 18 June 1983, page 11.
  6. ^ Gruson, Lindsey, "Françoise de la Renta, Editor, Lauded by Kissinger at Mass", The New York Times, 14 September 1983, page B7.

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External links

  • Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. Official Website
  • Dynasty (New York Magazine article on De la Renta)
  • Oscar de la Renta Fashion Accessories and events
  • Oscar de la Renta on the Internet Movie Database
  • Oscar de la Renta collections at style.com

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See also


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