First Oscar de la Renta Retrospective Announced: Is It In Your City?

Jessica Schiffer

The fashion world has felt a bit lacking since Oscar de la Renta’s passing in October of last year. Known most for his exquisite couture dresses and ready-to-wear separates favored by the world’s most distinguished women, the Dominican-American designer was loved fiercely by all who knew him or had the pleasure of wearing his clothes. While his replacement, Peter Copping, showed a stunning first collection for the house and will likely continue on that path, we’re all still yearning for a little Oscar.

It seems our prayers have finally been answered with the announcement of the designer’s first retrospective, which will open at San Francisco’s de Young Museum on February 26, 2016 and run until May 30, 2016. Curated by another fashion heavyweight, the former editor-at-large for Vogue, André Leon Talley, and prepared in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and his family, it is sure to be a hit worthy of the man himself.

We can expect a show that follows his life and career from inception, growing up in the Dominican Republic, to finale, as one of our most iconic designers. Over 100 delicious ensembles created under his leadership will be on view. We can only hope that Taylor Swift or Sarah Jessica Parker’s famous Met Ball dresses will be in the mix!

Where should the exhibit travel to next? Let us know in the comments!

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