September 7, 2012

Paying Tribute to Couturier Oscar de la Renta

Thursday of this week marked the start of New York Fashion Week, the exciting preview of all the fabulous outfits that will be on sale next spring.  I just love all the colorful catwalk shows and wonderful parties that take place during this event.  On Wednesday, before all of the festivities got underway, I was thrilled to attend a celebration for fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, where he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Couture Council.  About 1,000 people gathered at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City to pay tribute to the Dominican Republic-born designer.  Oscar de la Renta launched his fashion line in 1965 and he soon became famous when he was chosen as one of the couturiers who would dress Jacqueline Kennedy. Throughout the years, his fashions have flourished and today, de la Renta’s eponymous fashion house continues dressing women in the most exquisite clothing and accessories.