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Oscar de la Renta


Born in Santo Domingo, DO

Oscar de la Renta was born Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo in the Dominican Republic on July 22, 1932.  At 18, he left the home to study in Spain where he began his apprenticeship with couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. Later, he worked for Elizabeth Arden before branching out on his own to start his own line. De la Renta's collection received consistent worldwide acclaim. From 1973 until 1976, and again in 1986 to 1988, de la Renta... read more