Oscar De La Renta

In the worlds of show business, politics, and just about every other facet of high society living, the word "fashion" was synonymous with the name scar de la Renta. The cultural icon reigned as perhaps the most famous ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1932 in Santo Domingo, DO

Filmography

Actor (7)

Fashion's Night Out 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The September Issue 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

Beautopia 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dominican-American Spirit 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Look 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (5)

Barbara Walters Oscar Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Wardrobe

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Costumes

First Look 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Wardrobe

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

(Marsha Mason) (Costumes)

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

(Susan Saint James) (Costumes)

Biography

In the worlds of show business, politics, and just about every other facet of high society living, the word "fashion" was synonymous with the name Óscar de la Renta. The cultural icon reigned as perhaps the most famous and revered clothing designer of the 20th century, pioneering along with his own ready-to-wear garment lines a fresh, fervent attitude on the industry altogether. Upon his death in October 2014 at the age of 82, he was mourned worldwide by the fashion industry and fans, including many of the stars who made his clothes a regular feature of the red carpet.

Bonus Trivia

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Served on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and WNET (better known as PBS).

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Endured an infamous "spat" with First Lady Michelle Obama, which was put to rest just days before de la Renta's passing when the FLOTUS at last agreed to wear one of his dresses.

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