Fashion house established by Oscar de la Renta, who started as an apprentice to Cristobal Balenciaga, and then worked for the Elizabeth Arden line before starting his own brand in 1965. Known for his luxurious evening clothes, and for dressing many of the First Ladies of the US.
Peter Copping was appointed as creative director in October 2014; Oscar de la Renta passed away a few weeks later.
Fragrances were introduced in 1977 with Oscar. Subsequent releases include Pour Lui (1979), Volupte (1992), So de la Renta (1997), Oscar for men (1999), Intrusion (2002) and Rosamor (2004).
In late 2013, Oscar de la Renta signed a new licensing deal with InterParfums.
Recent fragrances from Oscar de la Renta
Recent releases include Oscar Violet, Oscar Citrus (both 2005), Oscar Bamboo (2006), Oscar Island Flowers (2006) and Oscar Gold (2006), Oscar Pink Lily (2007), Oscar Red Orchid (2007), Oscar Red Satin (2007), Oscar Fresh Vanilla (2008), Oscar Summer (2008), Sheer Freesia (2009), Esprit d'Oscar (2011), Live in Love (2011), Essential Luxuries collection (2012), Something Blue (2013), Oscar Flor (2015), Extraordinary (2015), Extraordinary Pétale (2016), Oscar Velvet Noir (2016), Oscar Velvet (2016), Gentleman (2016), Oscar Blue Orchid (2017), Bella Blanca (2018), Bella Rosa (2019).
Where to buy
At department stores and online fragrance discounters.
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Read Power Lunch (Alexander Wang and Oscar de la Renta interview each other) at Style.