A luxurious monograph tracing the lifestyles and legacy of favor luminary Oscar de los angeles Renta. In October 2014 one of the crucial style global’s champions, Oscar de los angeles Renta, passed on to the great beyond, a perfect loss brightened through the innumerable successes of his part-century reign. The acclaimed style dressmaker dressed first girls from Kennedy to Obama, and celebrities from Beyoncé to Sarah Jessica Parker. Popular for his distinctive attraction, impeccable style, and authentic way of life, he married the absolute best requirements of French couture with without equal motivation that ladies should appear and feel gorgeous.
In this intimate extent, longtime editor and family member André Leon Talley recounts de los angeles Renta’s adventure via just about 70 iconic attire, principally made for personal purchasers, observed through attention-grabbing tales of the beautiful craftsmanship and the mythical buddies that introduced every robe to lifestyles. Born within the Dominican Republic in 1932, de los angeles Renta left for Madrid at nineteen to review artwork, the place he rose to prominence as a cartoon artist for newspapers and style properties. From his apprenticeship below Cristóbal Balenciaga to his eponymous collections, the dressmaker’s easy traces increased with a flamenco dancer’s flourish mirror his deep connection to his roots and his dedication to transcendence via gorgeous clothes.