At the age of 18 he left the Dominican Republic to study in Spain where he studied painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. Other enterprises
In 1977 de la Renta launched his fragrance OSCAR followed by an accessories line in 2001 and a homewares line in 2002. Oscar de la Renta has had the distinct honor of having his designs worn by a diverse group of distinguiOscar de la Rentad women and celebrities.
Óscar Aristides de la Renta Fiallo (born July 22 1932) is one of the world's leading fashion designers. 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.