- A sumptuous monograph tracing the life and legacy of fashion luminary Oscar de la Renta. In October 2014 one of the fashion world’s champions, Oscar de la Renta, passed away, a great loss brightened by the innumerable successes of his half-century reign. The acclaimed fashion designer dressed first ladies from Kennedy to Obama, and celebrities from Beyoncé to Sarah Jessica Parker. Renowned for his unique charm, impeccable taste, and original lifestyle, he married the highest standards of French couture with the ultimate motivation that women must look and feel beautiful.
- In this intimate volume, longtime editor and friend André Leon Talley recounts de la Renta’s journey through nearly 70 iconic dresses, mainly made for private clients, accompanied by fascinating stories of the exquisite craftsmanship and the legendary friends that brought each gown to life. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left for Madrid at nineteen to study art, where he rose to prominence as a sketch artist for newspapers and fashion houses. From his apprenticeship under Cristóbal Balenciaga to his eponymous collections, the designer’s simple lines elevated with a flamenco dancer’s flourish reflect his deep connection to his roots and his commitment to transcendence through beautiful garments.
Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!
“Another beautiful book on the a Fashion Legend….and his family & clients!! Loved all the personal writings by
his friends. Hard to see another ICON gone….but this is such a fine remembrance of him.” By RIchard K. Carey
“Enjoyed this book. Beautiful photographs, but really, really wish that it had covered his earlier work, not just post 2006 or so.” By Dudley too
Kindle Price: Hardcover $31.41
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli (September 15, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.9 x 12.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,053 in Books