Timeless Oscar de la Renta
De la Renta, the Dominican-born designer is one of modern fashion’s most beloved designers. He left his native Dominican Republic at age 18 to study painting in Madrid. And then, he became interested in the world of design, leading him to an apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga. After apprenticing with the likes of Balenciaga in Spain and Antonio Castillo at Lanvin in Paris, the Dominican designer went off on his own in 1965. Having designed gowns periodically, de la Renta decided to start his own bridal collection.
Oscar de la Renta’s wedding gowns are true works of art. The perfect cuts and feminine shapes of his designs have made him a couture icon, and he’s is one of those designers who just seems to know what makes bride feel beautiful. Romantic, Chic, cascading, ultra feminine and dramatic: it must be an Oscar de la Renta works. Each bridal gown is thoughtfully constructed utilizing the most precise tailoring techniques produced in the world’s most luxurious fabrics. He uses only the finest quality materials such as ivory silk faille and decadent laces. De la Renta’sare fit for those who appreciates high quality tailoring with impeccable structure.
He’s since won numerous CFDA awards: the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2000; the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990; the Coty American Fashion Critic’s Award (twice); and membership in the Coty Hall of Fame since 1973.