Oscar de la Renta was founded in 1932 in the Dominican Republic.
Her very feminine style, all silk, satin, colorful, floral, rich ornaments, embroidery and Hispanic influences has conquered the hearts of red carpets. From Nancy Reagan to Hillary Clinton, Emma Watson, Amy Adams and Sarah Jessica Parker, her creations are from every Met Gala, ceremonies, afterparties of the Oscars, and other Golden Globes.
Oscar de la Renta's career began in 1951, when he went to study painting in Madrid. He became an illustrator for Balenciaga in 1957 before moving to New York in the early 1960s. There he created his first couture collection, under the guidance of Diana Vreeland, then editor-in-chief of Vogue. He teamed up with Jane Derby in 1965 to found oscar de la Renta, whose name appeared the same year for the very first time in the famous fashion magazine. From then on, he went from success to success, before taking the helm of Balmain in 1992 as artistic director, a position he held for nearly a decade. At the head of the famous French house, the designer received the Legion d'honneur in 1999 and constantly enriched the offer of the house, offering in addition to ready-to-wear lines and wedding dresses, a line for children, beauty products and a line "home".
Since the founder's death in 2014, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, his close collaborators for years, have taken over as head of the House.