Friday, 24 October 2014

A tribute to Oscar De La Renta - Favourite designers

Hey Guys,
About a year ago I wrote this post about my favourite designer of the moment Lelia Shams and I don't know why it was a one of post so when I woke up to the devastating news on Tuesday morning of De La Rentas passing I thought I could possibly continue this series and talk about one of my favourite designers.
To me and to many De La Renta was the king of fairy-tale ball gowns. It is clear in every design and quote that he loved woman he created dresses to make women feel amazing about themselves and to empower them. His work is so classic and feminine he knew how to dress a woman and show her personality. Every girl dreams of a De La  Renta dress and feeling like a princess.

De La Renta first found fame when working for the couturiers who dressed Jackie Kennedy. He then set up his own label in New York in 1965. His label has dressed the first ladies, the queens of film and screen and most recently he created Mrs. Clooneys wedding dress. There was even a Sex and the City episode dedicated to the designer.

So here I have picked out just a few of my favourite De La Renta pieces.

A little twist  on the something blue from his bridal range.

I also wanted to share with you all a few of my favourite De La Renta quotes that I think we should all live by and a few that I just simply love.

"A woman makes an outfit with her own accessories"

"We live in an era of globalisation and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny"

"Walk like you have three men walking behind you"

"My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best"

"You can never been overdressed or overeducated"

I hope his style and ethos of empower women can continue and I look forward to seeing the future of Oscar De La Renta's fashion house and finally rest in peace Oscar De La Renta.

I hope you have enjoyed this slightly different post. Let me know in the comments your favourite De La Renta dress that I pictured above and let me know if you like more posts like this.

Love Charlotte


  1. Such a nice tribute. 'You can never be overdressed or over educated.' is one of my favourite quotations! Xxx
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