Oscar de la Renta has left quite a legacy. Many royal ladies have worn the designer over the years, so let’s dive in and look at a few of them.
Princess Marie Chantal of Greece
M-C wore this gorgeous ornate dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 collection for Princess Madeleine’s pre-wedding dinner. Love! So elegant.
Princess Mary of Denmark
This black and red number from Mary’s closet is another elegant Oscar piece.
This one takes the cake, though, am I right?
Another view to get the full effect.
Queen Sofia of Spain
It seems like Sofia and Oscar became buddies over the years. Here’s a fun moment – Hillary sandwiched between Oscar and Queen Sofia of Spain at the Queen Sofia Institute Gala in New York in 2013.
Together again at a November event in New York City
And here’s then Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena both in Oscar de la Renta suits for National Day in 2012
First of all, several outlets have been using photos of Diana wearing this pearl encrusted gown and have said it was Oscar de la Rena (even Harper’s Bazaar got it wrong- eek). Diana watchers know it was a Catherine Walker couture gown. It was made for a 1989 visit to Hong Kong and Diana later wore it to the British Fashion awards in 1989 and also on a trip to Budapest in 1990. It was one of the last dresses that Diana chose to add to the auction of her gowns. It was bought by the Franklin Mint who later gave it to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. You can read more about the dress on their site here.
Oscar and Diana did share a dance, though. This was during a September 1996 gala benefit in Washington, DC. This was Diana’s first official engagement in the United States after the divorce was finalized.
Diana was honorary chairwoman of the event and – look – Ralph Lauren and Anna Wintour were there, too.
A 1996 article with more information on the event can be found here.
Did I miss one of your favourites? Which is yours?