Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo known professionally as Oscar de la Renta was a Dominican-American fashion designer born in 1932 in Santo Domingo.
At the age of 18, he went to study painting in Spain at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. For extra money, he drew clothes for newspapers and fashion houses. He worked with Balenciaga and became internationally known in the 1960s thanks to his work for Jacqueline Kennedy.
In addition to creating his own brand he also worked for Lanvin and Balmain.
De la Renta really wanted to get into “ready to wear” instead of “Pret-a-porter” and started working for Arden for two years in New York City before working for Jane Derby. When Derby died in August 1965, de la Renta took over the label.
Today, De la Renta's ready-to-wear designs are available in his retail stores, online, and with select wholesale partners worldwide.
Products : shoes, bags, belts, scarves, sunglasses, jewellery.