Oscar De La Renta

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Full NameÓscar Arístides Renta Fiallo
Professional NameOscar de la Renta
Date of Birth22 July 1932
Date of Death20 October 2014
Age at Death82
Place of BirthSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Place of DeathKent, Connecticut, U.S.
CitizenshipAmerican, Dominican Republic
EducationReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
OccupationFashion Designer
Fashion LabelsOscar de la Renta
SpousesFrançoise de Langlade (m. 1967; died 1983), Annette Engelhard (m. 1989)
ChildrenMoisés de la Renta
RelativesLuis Álvarez Renta (nephew), Fabio Fiallo (uncle), Luis Arístides Fiallo (uncle), Viriato Fiallo (cousin), Larimar Fiallo (first cousin twice removed), José Ortíz de la Renta (great-great-grandfather)
AwardsCFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, American Fashion Critic’s Award, Order of Juan Pablo Duarte, Order of Cristóbal Colón
Net WorthApproximately $200 million
Career HighlightsKnown for dressing Jacqueline Kennedy, worked for Lanvin and Balmain, and founded an eponymous fashion house with boutiques worldwide
MentorCristóbal Balenciaga
Early LifeYoungest of seven children, mother: Carmen María Antonia Fiallo, father: Óscar Avelino De La Renta, raised Catholic, mother’s family deeply embedded in Dominican society
Significant Early WorkDesigned a gown for the daughter of Francesca Lodge, which appeared on the cover of Life magazine

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