Happy birthday to one of the greatest to ever do it in the name of Fashion! Born July 22, 1932 in Santo Domingo was the Dominican American fashion designer, Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo professionally known as Oscar De La Renta. Oscar became internationally know in the 60s as one of the fashion designers having dressed our former FLOTUS Jacqueline Kennedy and every First Lady since then thereafter.
In the 60’s after moving to Paris, Oscar worked for the noted fashion designer Lavin and later on in the 90’s he became one of the most influential designers to head the fashion house of Balmain. Aside of having many celebrities wear his iconic gowns, Oscar also ventured off into menswear, perfume, and home decor. In October of 2014, we lost our beloved Oscar de la Renta whose death is still not clear to the public. Oscar being diagnosed with cancer in 2006, announced in 2013 that he was totally clean.
We have missed your presence in the fashion industry and I’m elated to know that his work is continuing on.