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Oscar de la Renta


Fashion designer who have dressed the iconic trendsetter Jackie Kennedy and was trained by Cristobal Balenciaga. He researched painting in the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. He’s a board person in the Metropolitan Opera. He offers children from previous failed marriages to Francoise de Langlade and Annette Engelhard. He offers designed clothes for probably the most popular women in the entire world, including celebrity Salma Hayek.

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Full Name Oscar de la Renta
Date Of Birth July 22, 1932
Died October 20, 2014, Kent, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Profession Fashion Designer
Education Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Nationality Dominican, American
Spouse Annette de la Renta, Françoise de Langlade
Children Moises de la Renta
Parents María Antonia Fiallo, Óscar Avelino de la Renta
Awards CFDA Founder's Award
Movies The September Issue, Beautopia
Star Sign Cancer

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1Maintained homes in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Kent, Connecticut, USA; and in the Dominican Republic, the country of his birth.
2Designed gowns worn by First Ladies of the United States beginning with Jacqueline Kennedy, and including Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama, an unbroken string of ten presidential wives in a row.
3Had step-children from both of his marriages.
4Adopted son, Moises de la Renta, with his second wife, Annette Reed de la Renta.
5Although born in the Dominican Republic, he is half-Dominican (on his mother's side) and half-Puerto Rican (on his father's side). As a result of his father's nationality, he was an American citizen, and lived most of his adult life in the United States.

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Great Performances: Dance in America1985TV Series 1 episode



73 Questions2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's2013DocumentaryHimself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHimself
The September Issue2009DocumentaryHimself
The Rachel Zoe Project2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters1994TV MovieHimself
In the Beginning God Created the Swimsuit1982TV Short documentaryHimself
Bilder aus Amerika1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself

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1My customers are successful workingwomen.
2Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.
3I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women.
4Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet.
5If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
6Every season I am inspired by women.
7I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
8Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it's a letdown after the show is over. It's done. Something you've worked on for months is just over.
9We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is.
10I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.
11I don't really know how to do casual clothes.
12I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing a colorful shirt someone will stop me and say, 'I'm sorry, but the Latin band comes through the other door.'
13Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
14I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
15Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
16I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.
17There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.
18I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
19I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.
20Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
21The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.
22The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
23I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.
24We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

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