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Oscar de la Renta's sketches

When Oscar de la Renta—born on July 22, 1932—was 18 years old, he traveled from his native Dominican Republic to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. 122 more words

Fashion

today's birthday: Oscar de la Renta (1932)

Oscar de la Renta (1932)

A Dominican-born American fashion designer, de la Renta has strongly influenced the fashion world since the 1960s. His designs encompass everything from bathing suits to wedding dresses, furs, perfumes, and linens, and he is known for his luxurious ready-to-wear fashions. 35 more words