Oscar De La Renta's Life And Accomplishments

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Upon making the decision to write about Oscar de la Renta, I began researching more about the well-known fashion designer. Browsing for his fabulous works of art did not take much effort and neither did reading about the many people who adored him. While I was not personally acquainted with the man, within moments of viewing his pieces I felt as if I had known him for years and that he understood what I believe women should look like. I was instantly inspired and fawned over every single cloth. Oscar de la Renta dresses women to feel confident in their own bodies. He dresses them as elegant, majestic creatures and gives them a sense of self that portrays as if no man is worth their time or tears. In a fantasy world, all women would feel that every day of their existence. With his imagination and some sewing…show more content…
On July 22, 1932 Oscar was born Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo to mother of Spanish descent, Carmen María Antonia Fiallo, and a Puerto Rican father, Óscar Avelino Renta in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Growing up amongst 6 younger sisters in a middle-class, but quite successful Catholic family was no easy feat. During this time, Oscar’s relatives were doctors, lawyers, architects, diplomats, and politicians who seemed to push de la Renta to become successful in his own right. At the tender age of nineteen, in the summer of 1951, he relocated to Madrid, Spain to study painting at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. While Oscar originally planned to grow as an abstract painter, the world of fashion wooed him and he began sketching clothes in newspapers and for fashion houses to earn extra money. Upon realizing where his talent should be focused, Oscar’s sketches were seen by the Spanish U.S. Ambassador’s wife who commissioned de la Renta to design a gown for her daughter and his

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