Books

The Memoir Oscar de la Renta Would Want You To Have

The book chronicles what makes a garment Oscar-worthy.
IMAGE Toby Seftel
Comments

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.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

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

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Manica C. Tiglao
View Other Articles From MANICA
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
From its initial agribusiness to its current diverse portfolio, these are some of the corporation’s milestones across 185 years.
 
Share
P100 for 5 and Love Food Give Food are projects of global organization Action Against Hunger.
 
Share
 
Share
Their original purpose was to find an aristocratic young lady a worthy match.
 
Share
Because it never hurts to know what should be on your wishlist.
 
Share
The must-read novels, compelling memoirs, and diverting histories that are captivating us in 2019 (so far).
 
Share
 
Share
The young restaurateur tackles a cuisine closely associated with the family business but sets himself apart by showcasing each of Italy's regional specialties.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US