|Oscar de la Renta|
Ã“scar de la Renta at the Hotel Ritz, Madrid during a visit to Spain in 2008
|Born||Ã“scar ArÃstides Renta Fiallo
July 22, 1932
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Died||October 20, 2014
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
|Residence||Kent, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Education||Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando|
|Spouse(s)||FranÃ§oise de Langlade (m. 1967; d. 1983)
Annette Engelhard (m. 1989)
|Children||MoisÃ©s de la Renta|
|Relatives||Luis Ãlvarez Renta (nephew)
Fabio Fiallo (uncle)
Luis ArÃstides Fiallo (uncle)
Viriato Fiallo (cousin)
Larimar Fiallo (first cousin-twice removed)
JosÃ© OrtÃz de la Renta (great-great-grandfather)
CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, American Fashion Critic’s Award, Order of Juan Pablo Duarte,
Order of CristÃ³bal ColÃ³n
If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet.
We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.
Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it's a letdown after the show is over. It's done. Something you've worked on for months is just over.
I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing a colorful shirt someone will stop me and say, 'I'm sorry, but the Latin band comes through the other door.'
I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.
I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.
Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is.
I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.