Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oscar de la Renta

John Marine | 12/22/2010 06:12:00 PM | | | |
(UPDATED: October 21, 2014)

"My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best."

-Oscar de la Renta

That is what Oscar de la Renta told Net-a-Porter in an interview. Oscar de la Renta was one of the first fashion icons I've grown to love since really getting into fashion. The (born on July 22, 1932)-year old native of the Dominican Republic has designed some of the most amazing fashions for women. The dresses that he has designed are angelic and beautiful. I think Oscar de la Renta's style is predicated on beautiful, angelic, and immensely feminine styles. His fashions have been featured at many shows and even Carrie's wedding dress in the "Sex and the City Movie." According to a friend of mine, he also makes great suits for men. I don't know as much about him for his masculine fashions as I do his feminine fashions. Oscar de la Renta is one of the premier designers in the world. This fellow below is Oscar de la Renta himself:

Oscar de la Renta
^ from: - Oscar de la Renta is one of the most well-respected fashion designers in the world.


OCT 21 2014 - added news bit; updated conclusion

Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82 on October 20, 2014 battling cancer since 2006.

You can read my post on Oscar de la Renta here, or you may visit my post from my fashion blog, "StyleSpace by JBM" here:

"Óscar de la Renta" (StyleSpace by JBM)

Otherwise, enjoy your read here on JBS!

--- Oscar de la Renta in Pictures ---

I've looked around online for pictures of some of Oscar de la Renta's designs. This section features some of his work. Here are some quotes of his I want you to remember when looking at these upcoming images. These are all based on the Net-a-Porter video I got these quotes from (which you can see later in this blog post):

Oscar de la Renta Quotes.

Here are a few quotes I grabbed from the video:

"The 21st Century is the century of the woman."

"My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best."

"What is important to a woman is her own sense of individuality."

"There are no frontiers a woman can't surmount."
-Oscar de la Renta, in an interview with Net-a-Porter.

I don't see how any femme can NOT look and feel her best after you see some of these designs:

Oscar de la Renta wedding dress
^ from: - a beautiful vintage wedding dress from Oscar de la Renta with many dramatic ruffles and frills.

On your wedding day (as a bride), you are a goddess to the one you're about to marry. Classic loveliness is guaranteed with a wedding dress this lovely from Oscar de la Renta. This is a very vintage-style dress

black white floral dress
^ from: - This was a dress from Oscar de la Renta for Fall 2009.

Nothing is more fabulous than a floral dress, especially a fancy floral dress. This is a lovely example of glamourous appeal wearing a beautiful dress.

floral dress
^ from: - A cute dress from a Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection.

This dress would be beautiful to wear even on a casual day. The shape of the dress and its design suggests this can be fun for casual or [at least] semi-formal occasions. It still has a gracious sense of elegance regardless of whatever occasions or situations this dress is worn.

Remember the quote that started out this blog post? Well, I got that quote from this video below. Get some insight as to what Oscar de la Renta brings to style:

This man is golden.

From, I found a photo gallery featuring many more of outfits Oscar de la Renta designed for certain celebrities. Whom have worn Oscar de la Renta? Find out by browsing this gallery on!

--- What I Would Tell Oscar de la Renta (if he were to read this) ---

Oscar de la Renta, you have the Midas touch with fashion. Your fashion creations are golden. You are sensational to me. Keep up the great work, and thanks for being an inspiration and a hero to me in regards to fashion.

Would I Want to Meet Oscar de la Renta?

(ADDED: March 29, 2012)
I would love to. He is a wonderful person and one of my all-time favorite designers. Absolutely.

You can visit to see more of his work and learn more about him.

Thank you for reading!

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