Oscar De La Renta
Oscar de la Renta Designer History:
Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic on July 22, 1932. When he was 18, he relocated to Spain, where he learned painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. Nevertheless, he swiftly adjusted his concentration to fashion. When residing in Spain, he developed a fascination in the world of style and design and started drawing for prominent Spanish fashion houses that brought him a beginner’s position with Spain's most famous couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga.
After, de la Renta left Spain he went on to be part of Antonio Castillo as a couture associate at the Lanvin in Paris. He went to work as specialty apparel designer for Elizabeth Arden in 1963 where he spent two years prior to introducing his own label. He and partner Ben Shaw established the company in 1966.
The Oscar de la Renta brand ranges from the Signature ready-to-wear series to Pink Label. To enhance these designs, his Fall 2001 presentation designated the first appearance of Oscar de la Renta Accessories, hand bags, belts, scarves, jewelry and footwear.
The realm of Oscar de la Renta additionally features a luxury sportswear selection -OSCAR by Oscar de la Renta, personal cosmetic cases, eyewear, furs, jewelry, lingerie, scarves, sleepwear, and swimwear.
Mr. de la Renta men’s collection has licensed items, such as hosiery, sport jackets, suits, and trousers. In South and Central America and Mexico there is a Sportswear collection for men and boys and OSCAR JEANS, for men and women.
Embarking even into the home together with furniture and home fragrance collections Mr. de la Renta became once again most popular.
Oscar de la Renta was the receiver of the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Perfumes In 1995. In the fall of 1999, Oscar de la Renta presented Oscar for Men.
His skills acquire sustained worldwide acceptance and one of the numerous other awards, Oscar de la Renta was given, is the CFDA -Council of Fashion Designers of America- Women’s-wear Designer of the Year Award in 2000. He was honored with another In February 1990, the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Oscar de la Renta functioned as President of the CFDA from 1973 to 1976, and from 1986 to 1988. He is additionally a two-time winner of the Coty American Fashion Critic’s Award and entered the Coty Hall of Fame in 1973.
Through his spring 1993 selection for the house of Pierre Balmain, Oscar de la Renta had become the first American to develop for a French couture house that was afterwards awarded the French Legion d'Honneur as a Commandeur.
The Dominican Republic has also honored its greatest child as one of its most prominent citizens with the order al Merito de Juan Pablo Duarte and the order of Cristobal Colin. In 1996, Mr. de la Renta was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Heritage Society and in 2000 he marched along Fifth Avenue as Grand Marshall of New York City’s Hispanic Day Parade.
Additionally in 2000, Mr. de la Renta acquired the Gold Medal of Bellas Artes from the King of Spain.
Oscar de la Renta has also assisted in constructing a much necessary school and day-care center in the Dominican Republic for 1,200 children.
Oscar de la Renta is a tireless guardian of the arts. He functions as a panel member of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and Channel Thirteen/WNET. He is also on the panels of significant cultural organizations like the New Yorkers for Children, the American Society, and the Spanish Institute.
Oscar de la Renta Fragrance History:
In 1977 he presented his first women’s fragrance, Oscar. Presently, Oscar is a top seller in over 70 nations and is a winner of the 1991 Fragrance Foundation Perennial Success Award. In 1980, the house developed a fragrance for men, Pour Lui cologne and in 1999, the designer presented Oscar For Men cologne. Intrusion perfume for women followed in 2002 and two years later in 2004 fragrance, Rosamor perfume for women. Some of Oscar de La Renta’s most recent creations are the Essential Luxuries collection with six scents and the very new Something Blue fragrance for women.