Friday, 18 January 2013
Oscar, Jackie and John Galliano - 'O'!
The suave and glamourous Oscar de la Renta has shown his support one of fashion's greatest living designers and rebel rousers - John Galliano. Best known for the many outfits he made for Jackie Kennedy, this is a surprising but short term collaboration offering the talented Senor Galliano the opportunity to get his toe back in the fashion door after a too long absence. So, for those born more recently than I, who is Oscar? Wikipedia says:Óscar Aristides de la Renta Fiallo (born July 22, 1932 of a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father) is one of the world's leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010s. De La Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.