Biography | Oscar de la Renta
One of the brightest lights of fashion design has turned off.
At the age of 82, the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta decided to shut down his life support after fighting against cancer for ten years. He leaves behind a creative and extraordinary legacy making the end of his life but a new beginning for La Renta brand.
Coming from mid class family from Dominican Republic, Oscar moved to Madrid at the early age of 19 wishing to be a painter. In order to make extra money he started doing some work as a fashion designer.
In 1965, De la Renta took over Arden, the company he was working for at the time and this open the door to start his own brand.
Oscar de la Renta dressed every important women within his six decades as a fashion designer. From Hilary Clinton to Sarah Jessica Parker, La Renta had every dress any girl wanted to have. The unique tone of red from his dresses became to be known as “De la Renta red”.
Being known as a real social person in the 80’s and 90’s, La Renta leaves who ever met him with his smile, the idea of being an extremely paciente, correct and polite man.
Oscar de la Renta will always be remembered as the man who knew what women wanted and desire. An old fashion gentleman who lived to dress women and make them feel amazing.
“My role as a designer is to a make a woman feel her very best” – Oscar de La Renta