House Updates

Timeline

2017
IN APRIL OF 2017, LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA RETURNED TO OSCAR DE LA RENTA AS CO-CREATIVE DIRECTORS. FALL 2017 WAS THEIR DEBUT COLLECTION.

2014
IN OCTOBER OF 2014, PETER COPPING JOINED OSCAR DE LA RENTA AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR. FALL 2015 WAS COPPING’S FIRST COLLECTION FOR OSCAR DE LA RENTA.

2014
ON OCTOBER 20, 2014, OSCAR DE LA RENTA PASSED AWAY AT HOME IN CONNECTICUT SURROUNDED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MORE THAN A FEW DOGS.

2014
RECEIVES THE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE FROM CARNEGIE HALL IN NEW YORK CITY.
CO-CHAIRS THE COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK CITY.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA NAMES PETER COPPING AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR, A NEW POSITION FOR THE COMPANY.

2013
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON PRESENTS OSCAR DE LA RENTA THE CFDA FOUNDERS AWARD, GIVEN IN HONOR OF ELEANOR LAMBERT.
“OSCAR DE LA RENTA: AMERICAN ICON” OPENS AT WILLIAM S. CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER IN LITTLE ROCK, AR.

2012
LAUNCHES HOME COLLECTION.

2012
LAUNCHES CHILDRENSWEAR COLLECTION.

2010
OPRAH WINFREY WEARS OSCAR DE LA RENTA TO CO-HOST THE COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK CITY.
CONCEIVES AND LEADS THE “BALENCIAGA: SPANISH MASTER” EXHIBITION AT QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK CITY.

2008
FIRST DAUGHTER JENNA BUSH WEARS OSCAR DE LA RENTA TO HER WEDDING.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA OPENS INTERNATIONAL RETAIL STORES IN ATHENS, GREECE AND MADRID, SPAIN.

2007
CO-RECIPIENT OF THE CFDA WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

2006
LAUNCHES BRIDAL COLLECTION.
RECEIVES THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT PARSON’S 58TH ANNUAL BENEFIT AND FASHION SHOW.
DESIGNS TORTUGA BAY, AN AWARD-WINNING BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN PUNTA CANA.

2005
DRESSES FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH FOR THE SECOND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AND INAUGURAL BALL, HONORING HER HUSBAND PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH.

2004
OPENS FIRST FLAGSHIP ON MADISON AVENUE IN NEW YORK CITY.
BECOMES CHAIRMAN OF QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK CITY.
LAUNCHES EYEWEAR COLLECTION.

2001
INTRODUCES AN ACCESSORIES COLLECTION WHICH INCLUDES HANDBAGS, BELTS, SHOES AND FASHION JEWELRY.

2000
WINS THE CFDA WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD.
RECEIVES THE GOLD MEDAL OF BELLAS ARTES FROM KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN.

1999
RECEIVES THE FRENCH LÉGION D'HONNEUR AS COMMANDER, THE HIGHEST DECORATION IN FRANCE.

1998
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON WEARS AN OSCAR DE LA RENTA VELVET DRESS ON THE COVER OF VOGUE.

1997
DRESSES FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR THE SECOND INAUGURAL BALL, HONORING HER HUSBAND PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON.

1992
JOINS PIERRE BALMAIN AND BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN DESIGNER TO HEAD A FRENCH COUTURE HOUSE; HOLDS THIS POSITION UNTIL 2002.

1989
RECEIVES THE CFDA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

1988
FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN WEAR OSCAR DE LA RENTA TO ACCEPT HER CFDA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

1986
BEGINS SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE CFDA; TERM CONTINUES THROUGH 1988.

1982
ESTABLISHES LA CASA DEL NINO FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. TODAY, THE CENTER SERVES MORE THAN 1,500 CHILDREN DAILY AND IS REGARDED AS THE MOST COMPLETE PROJECT OF CHILD ASSISTANCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

1977
LAUNCHES FIRST FRAGRANCE, OSCAR, AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER.

1973
SERVES FIRST TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA (CFDA); THROUGH 1976.
INDUCTED INTO THE COTY HALL OF FAME.
REPRESENTS THE UNITED STATES AS ONE OF FIVE DESIGNERS AT THE LEGENDARY VERSAILLES FASHION SHOW.

1969
BECOMES AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND MAINTAINS DUAL CITIZENSHIP WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

1968
RECEIVES THE NEIMAN MARCUS FASHION AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE FIELD OF FASHION.

1967
WINS FIRST COTY AWARD FOR HIS “ROAD OF SPICES” COLLECTION.

1965
JOINS DESIGNER JANE DERBY AS A PARTNER. SOON AFTER, HE TAKES OWNERSHIP OF THE LABEL, AND THE OSCAR DE LA RENTA HOUSE IS BORN.

1964
FIRST APPEARS IN VOGUE.

1963
RELOCATES TO NEW YORK CITY AND DESIGNS A COUTURE COLLECTION, ELIZABETH ARDEN BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA, AT THE SUGGESTION OF VOGUE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DIANA VREELAND.

1961
MOVES TO PARIS TO WORK AS THE ASSISTANT TO SPANISH-BORN COUTURIER ANTONIO DEL CASTILLO AT THE HOUSE OF LANVIN-CASTILLO.

1957
WORKS AS A FASHION ILLUSTRATOR FOR THE MADRID COUTURE HOUSE OF CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA.

1956
DESIGNS THE DEBUTANTE GOWN FOR BEATRICE CABOT LODGE, DAUGHTER OF THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN, WHO WEARS THE DRESS IN LIFE MAGAZINE.

1951
MOVES TO MADRID TO STUDY PAINTING AT THE REAL ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES DE SAN FERNANDO.

1932
BORN JULY 22 IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.