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The Memoir Oscar de la Renta Would Want You To Have

The book chronicles what makes a garment Oscar-worthy.
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Just last year, Oscar de la Renta creative director Peter Copping debuted his first collection since de la Renta’s passing in October of 2015, proof that life goes on at the fashion house that the eminent couturier left behind. While Copping delighted many with his respectful continuation of de la Renta’s singular aesthetic, the late designer is not so easily forgotten.

A favorite of supermodels, Hollywood stars, and style icons, de la Renta’s legacy of marrying simplicity and elegance lives on through his memoir, Oscar: The Style, Inspiration, and Life of Oscar de la Renta (Assouline). First released in 2002, this collectible volume has been updated to cover de la Renta’s almost 50-year career in fashion, dating back to his early years as a Dominican art student in Madrid. There he cultivated a talent for illustration, attracting one renowned designer after another as he first apprenticed under Cristóbal Balenciaga before joining Lanvin in 1965. Since then de la Renta has come into his own as an icon noted for eschewing showmanship in favor of quiet elegance and femininity, remembered well by several generations of women.

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P5,405, available at National Book Store, Glorietta 3; Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.

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