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
Oscar de la Renta and Audrey Hepburn, 1989
Audrey Hepburn eating pasta with Oscar de la Renta in Estoril (Cascais), Portugal, 1968
The ODL mythic gown Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina
Jacqueline Kennedy wearing an Oscar de la Renta’s dress for her wedding to John Kennedy
A style that never fades: Jacqueline in ODL
Oscar de la Renta with Princess Diana
Amy Adams, 2013 Academy Awards
Cameron Diaz, 2010 Oscars
Kerry Washington at the 44th Annual NAACP
Oprah in an Oscar de la Renta
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta – MET GALA 2014-Red Carpet
Amal Alamuddin in ODL
What would be the most remembered picture of the designer before his death : Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress fitting
It has been around 11 years since the “Frimousses des Créateurs” started. Thanks to numerous jewelry and fashion designers, photographers and sculptors’ unique creations, the UNICEF is able to fund its program in Darfur to help disaster children which are the main victim of the humanitarian crisis.
Last year’s Frimousses were exhibited at the Petit Palais. The auction sale raised more than 185 000 Euros.
This year’s event will take place at Théâtre du Châtelet from from 18th till the 23rd of November 2014. Entrance is for everyone and for free. The auction sale will be held on November 24, same place, at 8.00 PM.
The 2014 Frimousses are inspired by the unique art of opera. The creations feature a wide range of dolls, photographs and sculptures. Their main inspirations? Opera singers, ballet dancers, princesses and actresses. Sue Dumke for Palais Garnier offers a beautiful Audrey Hepburn. The Opéra de Paris recreates Swan Lake’s Odette. Pasquale Bruni gives a timeless Maria Callas. Disney meets Nina Ricci for a cute little doll in celebration of It’s a small world’s 50 years. As for Lebanese designers, Elie Saab and Georges Hobeika are still as faithful as ever to this event: Saab offers Rose, a gorgeous doll inspired from his SS2014 couture collection; Hobeika creates Anna in a dazzling dress sitting in her comfortable seat at Théâtre du Chételet.
Before the exhibition, we deliver to you an “avant-premiere” look at the creations:
Black is timeless and so is white in all its shades.
Keep your pastels… and your bright colored’s too!
Flats are definitely in more than ever: sandals, sneakers and ballerinas
A huge comeback for Spartans by Valentino
Go for jumpsuits. They are trendier than ever
Flower prints and embroideries are still “en vogue”, as well as squares
Full skater skirts are still in… For lucky tiny waists!
Shorts and mini dresses are a must
What we REALLY loved: the royalty of D&G, the Haitian-Mediterranean mix of Stella Jean, the modernized Japanese style of Basil Soda, the delicateness of Georges Hobeika’s Signature, the boldness of Philipp Plein, the brightness of Agatha Ruiz, the classiness of Oscar de la Renta…