Oscar de la Renta rose as a major figure in the fashion world thanks to dressing the former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy
He worked for major fashion houses – Balenciaga, del Castillo, Lanvin and Balmain – before founding his own fashion house. At Balenciaga, he used to pick pins up from the floor”. At Lanvin, they asked him to run a gig: to drape, though he never did it! He called a fashion school and asked them to teach him in a month what they teach in a year!
He was the costume designer of one episode of “Great Performances: Dance in America”
He appeared as himself in many documentaries, TV shows and movies
He was a major contributor to the internationalization of the American style, hitting runways after runways with style, elegance and taste
He crafted a dress like a piece of art: embroideries, lace, and all the delicateness a woman could inspire him
Some of the best and rare moments of Oscar de la Renta