Oscar de la Renta is the real deal in the fashion world. In fact, he was one of the only New York designers to have his own workroom on-site. His sophisticated silhouettes often ornately embellished with layered textures required skills that offered specific technique and supervision. He once said “drawing is actually the way of starting a collection. I draw first and that is my way of creating.” Fabrics were very important to Mr De la Renta, even more so than his drawings. Colors offered a special meaning that helped him create shape and life to things.
Holding nothing back, De la Renta was a self-proclaimed “maximalist”. With access to fashion’s finest materials and craftsmanship, he was able to indulge and let his imagination soar with endless flights of fancy. From now through January 28th, you can catch a real life glimpse of some of his most famous designs that have graced celebrities on the Hollywood red carpets, in films, even dressing America’s first ladies, pop singers, and dresses worn from some of Houston’s most famous philanthropists and socialites. The exhibit is titled “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” and his work is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in the Audrey Jones Beck Building off 5601 Main Street. For museum members the tickets are free, and for non-members adult tickets are $25.00.