Fashion: Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic) - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Fashion: Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic)

Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and became a U.S. citizen in 1971.

De la Renta left the Dominican Republic when he was 18 years old to study art in Spain, but soon after beginning his studies he discovered an interest in fashion design. He apprenticed with the Spanish designer Balenciaga and and then worked with the house of Lanvin in Paris. By 1963, he had designs carrying his own label. After establishing himself in the U.S., de la Renta opened boutiques across the country.

Among de la Renta's contributions to American society were uniforms he designed for the Boy Scouts of America in the 1980s.

De la Renta surrendered his Dominican citizenship in 1971, when he was naturalized by the United States. He later turned down an offer to become the Dominican Republic's ambassador to the U.S., reportedly because he did not want to give up his American citizenship, which would have been necessary to accept the appointment.

 

 

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.