Styles & Eras
Oscar de la Renta Designs
Oscar de la Renta, born Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo in 1932, migrated to Madrid, Spain, from his home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at age 19. While studying art at the Academy of San Fernando, de la Renta sketched clothing for fashion houses and newspapers. The wife of the U.S. ambassador to Spain was impressed with his drawings, and in 1956, asked him to design a dress for her daughter’s debutante ball. The daughter, wearing his...