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Oscar de la Renta Edit Profile

Fashion designer

Oscar de la Renta, Dominican fashion designer. Achievements include helping to build two schools incorporating orphanages and day-care centers in La Romana and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Background

Renta, Oscar de la was born on July 22, 1936 in Dominican Republic. Son of Oscar and Maria Antonia (deFiallo) de la Renta.

Education

Student, Academy San Fernando, Madrid.

Career

Couture assistant Lanvin, Paris. Designer custom clothing Elizabeth Arden, New York City, 1963—1965. Designer Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby, 1965—1966, Oscar de la Renta, Ltd., since 1966, chief designer, chairman board directors, since 1974.

Designer Pierre Balmain, Paris, 1993—2002. Launched signature fragrance Oscar de la Renta, 1977, fragrance for men, Pour Lui, 1980, Oscar for men, 1995, Intrusion, 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include helping to build two schools incorporating orphanages and day-care centers in La Romana and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Membership

Board directors La Casa del Nino Orphanage & School, Santo Domingo, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, New York Opera House, Carnegie Hall, sta-W National Educational Television, New Yorkers for Children, America's Society, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, New York City. Member of Council Fashion Designers of America (president 1973-1976, 1986-1988, Lifetime Achievement award 1990, Womenswear Designer of Year award 2000, 2007).

Connections

Married Francoise de Langlade, October 31, 1967 (deceased 1983). Married Annette Reed, December 26, 1989. 1 adopted child Moises.

father:
Oscar Renta

mother:
Maria Antonia (deFiallo) Renta

spouses:
Francoise de Langlade

Annette Reed