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Oscar De la Renta

Amber Jane Butchart

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Oscar de la Renta, Fall/Winter 1994

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Inky black velvets, rich scarlet, and leopard print furs: Oscar de la Renta’s fall/winter 1994 collection oozed the classic glamour that the designer had established his long-standing fashion career with, and was infused with an Orientalist fantasy aesthetic, reflecting the designer’s admiration of sumptuous Eastern designs. This collection confirmed that despite his recent appointment at Parisian House of Balmain, de la Renta’s own ready-to-wear line remained significant and relevant, where he c

Oscar de la Renta, Fall/Winter 1995

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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For his fall/winter 1995 collection, Oscar de la Renta focused on simple, stylish shapes, yet crafted them with sumptuous fabrics in rich colors. Heavy usage of appliqué and beading, along with chunky costume jewelry, added the glamour and opulence that de la Renta is renowned for. As a designer who typically favored classic styles over seasonal trends, this collection marked a time in which de la Renta’s designs were remarkably aligned with the contemporary fashion mood.

Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1993

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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With wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and exposed midriffs, worn by grinning models, Oscar de la Renta’s spring/summer 1993 collection overflowed with a summer vacation spirit. Simultaneously taking inspiration from fine art and comic strips, de la Renta nevertheless kept in mind the women he was designing for, a consideration that had always been important to him. This entailed a fun yet wearable array of shapes, prints, and colors from easy black and whites to brights, with options for the day, e

Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1994

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Shown at New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta’s spring/summer 1994 collection was based on sunset colors and intricate prints, with a distinct Eastern influence. With long-line, flowing cuts and sheer materials, it was made for summer weather. Together, these created an opulent yet refined and eclectic look, ideal for the woman who traveled the world in luxurious style. Long necklaces, capes, and sheer shawls added to this aesthetic of glamorous practicality.

Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1995

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Oscar de la Renta’s spring/summer 1995 collection featured an array of sherbert candy shades and styles of dress, from halter, strapless, and bandeau minidresses to full, short-sleeve A-line versions, inspired by his mentor, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Shown at New York Fashion Week, the collection also included provocative, nightwear-inspired styles and even a wedding dress. While the mix of styles was eclectic, many of the designer’s praised signature traits were apparent, which converged to form an

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