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Oscar de la Renta

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At age 18, Oscar de la Renta left his native Dominican Republic to study at the School of Arts of San Fernando in Madrid.

In Spain, he became interested in fashion and began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses, and soon gained recognition and assessment of the most famous Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga. Then Oscar de la Renta decide to leave Spain in order to work together with Antonio Castillo as an assistant in the House couturier Lanvin.

In 1963, Mr.. Oscar de la Renta came to New York City, where the collection for Elizabeth Arden. In 1965, Mr.. He joined the company in "Jane Derby" as a partner Ben Shaw and his son Gerald Shaw.

Many trends in international fashion came thanks to the efforts of Oscar de la Renta. For example, his Russian and gypsy themes were very popular in the wake of the ethnic fashion of the time, which unexpectedly turned the world of the seventies. Talent Oscar de la Renta has been widely recognized throughout the world. The designer was awarded the American Fashion Critics Association and was admitted to the Coty Hall of Fame in 1973.

From 1973 to 1976, and then from 1986 to 1988. Oscar de la Renta was led by the Council of American Fashion Designers. In February 1990, Mr.. He was awarded the CFDA Lifetime Achievement award. Spring 1993. was awarded a debut line of Haute Couture from Oscar de la Renta for the House of Pierre Balmain - so he became the first American to make the collection
. Haute Couture for the French fashion house.

. Perfume with his stroke of Oscar de la Renta became a bestseller in 50 countries and received an award from the perfume Fund
. In 1992. its second fragrance "Volupte" has been called a modern classic.

The Dominican Republic also recognized the merits of his former compatriot, and made him an honorary citizen, awarded the Order Verito de Juen Pablo Duarte, as well as the Order of Christopher Columbus.

Oscar de la Renta is the patron of the arts, serves on the board of the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Thirteen / WNET, as well as the boards of directors of the Company of the Americas and the Spanish Institute.


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