One of my favorite designers in our days,born in july 1932 in the Dominican Republic, is Oscar Aristides de la Renta Fiallo.
One of the world’s leading fashion designer, known for his women’s evening wear and suits and his line distinctly feminine and modern.
Dreaming to become an abstract painter he left at age 18, the Caribbean island for studying painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. But his talent for illustration, opened doors for him while he was in vacation in 1961 in Paris, he was hired for his first real job for Lanvin-Castillo and began working at his own ready to wear label in 1965.
His line—identified by its delicate silk prints, use of ruffles, soft silhouettes and vibrant palette—soon became synonymous with casual luxury. Women of means couldn’t get enough of his distinctly modern yet romantic looks, and for those who couldn’t afford his gowns, he offered a scent.
His runway collections have included the trend-setting, carefree gypsy and Russian styles of the 70s, close-fitting waists with deep v-necklines of the 90s, and always sumptuous evening gowns.
Oscar de la Renta is famous for his bold use of rich colors like spicy red or deep, azure blue and his exotic flourishes like fringe, sequins, or embroidery,ruffles and fur.
MATCH & MIX
- Oscar de la Renta silk-faille Coat
- Oscar de la Renta appliqued lace dress
- Dolce&Gabbana shoulder handbag
- Oscar de la Renta pearl jewelry
- Mimco chain necklace
- Hermès glove
- Oscar de la Renta Asymmetric Evening Gown
- Christian Louboutin platform high heels
- Sergio Rossi metallic handbag
- Dolce&Gabbana flower earrings
- Ivory jewelry
- Sapphire diamond ring
- Alexon Fur
I still remember the episode from “Sex and the City” where Carrie Bradshaw opened the big box where she found a pink dress from Oscar de la Renta.
I think it’s a moment every woman dream of……