Oscar De La Renta Wedding Gown- Intercontinental Hong Kong (Flickr)
CAIRO – 24 July 2017: “Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself,” as told by Oscar De La Renta.
Oscar De La Renta was born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A global brand that continues to be a leader in designs, De Le Renta was famous for women’s evening clothes.
At the age of 18, he traveled to Spain to study painting in Madrid. However, he got fascinated by the fashion industry, so he switched his major from painting to fashion.
In 1961 he was hired for the Lanvin Castillo fashion house. After two years he moved to New York and worked with Elizabeth Arden. In 1965 he would start his own fashion line.
He was married twice. His first wife, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue Francoise de Langlade, died of bone cancer after they were married for 16 years. After her death he adopted a son then he married his second wife Annette Engelhard in 1990.
On October 24, 2014, he passed away in Kent, Connecticut.