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Óscar de la Renta at the Hotel Ritz, Madrid during a visit to Spain in 2008
Born Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo
(1932-07-22)July 22, 1932
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died October 20, 2014(2014-10-20) (aged 82)
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Residence Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Citizenship American, Dominican
Education Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Spouse(s) Françoise de Langlade (m. 1967; d. 1983)
Annette Engelhard (m. 1989)
Children Moisés de la Renta
Relatives Luis Álvarez Renta (nephew)
Fabio Fiallo (uncle)
Luis Arístides Fiallo (uncle)
Viriato Fiallo (cousin)
Larimar Fiallo (first cousin-twice removed)
José Ortíz de la Renta (great-great-grandfather)
Awards CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, American Fashion Critic’s Award, Order of Juan Pablo Duarte,
Order of Cristóbal Colón
Website www.oscardelarenta.com
Labels Oscar Renta

If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
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I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
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I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women.
My customers are successful workingwomen.
I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
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The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.
Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet.
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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.
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I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.
I don't really know how to do casual clothes.
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.
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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.'
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There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.
I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.
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Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.
I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.
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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.
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I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.
Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
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Every season I am inspired by women.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
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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.
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I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
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