The Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta had to die at 82 years of age for me to find out his very Hellenic middle name, taken on from his mother's brother side, shame on me. Aristides, "of an excellent kind". How apt!
|Amal Clooney's wedding dress was designed by Oscar de la Renta, photo via Vogue|
|the man via|
The multi-awarded trainee of Cristóbal Balenciaga, and then at some point head designer for Balmain, who truly loved and cherished women throughout his opus, soon showed a keen eye for color, for red carpet gowns and for ensembles that dressed First Ladies and Hollywood film stars alike to great aplomb. He also designed Torguga Bay, a small boutique hotel, among the best in the world. And of course he diversified into elegant perfumes right from the 1970s onwards: Oscar original (1977), several Oscar flankers, So La Renta, Ruffles, Volupte, Something Blue, Live in Love, Esprit d'Oscar…
|dresses from the Fall 2012 colection|
|from the Exhibition "Five Decades of Style" showing dresses and tailleurs worn by First Ladies|