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Timeline on Oscar de la Renta


Celeste Woss and Gil establishes the Academy of drawing and painting in Santo Domingo.


Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Elsa Schiaparelli designs a fashion collection with the collaboration of surrealist artists Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau.


The National School of Fine Arts is founded with Manolo Pascual as its first director.


Enter the National School of Fine Arts of the Dominican Republic.


Christian Dior shows his first collection in which he exhibits a style that fashion editor Carmel Snow called the new look.


La Voz Dominicana is founded, the third television channel in Latin America.

He emigrated to Spain to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in San Fernando, Madrid.


The Hermès house presents a series of dresses in which the buttons, pockets and flaps are painted.


Start working for the fashion house EISA Costura, by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.


The first Ibero-American Book Fair is held in Santo Domingo.

Hollywood becomes a reference for the fashion world through celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando.

Trujillo dictatorship celebrates the Fair of Peace and Confraternity of the Free World in Santo Domingo.


She makes her first dress for the young Beatrice Lodge, daughter of the American ambassador to Spain. The photographs of the design appeared in the July issue of that year of Life magazine.


Sorelle Fontana sponsors the award The paintings become dressed, in which fashion designers are inspired by works of art.


Silvano Lora creates Art and liberation, an important group of local artists that sets a precedent in Dominican art.

He travels to Paris to work as an assistant to the designer Antonio Castillo for the Lanvin-Castillo house.

John F. Kennedy is president of the United States and his wife Jacqueline becomes a fashion icon.


He emigrated to New York to work as creative director of the Elizabeth Arden brand.


The inauguration First Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest.

Designers Mary Quant and André Courrèges introduce the miniskirt and mini dresses.


The April War begins in the Dominican Republic that provokes a second American intervention.

Joins as a partner to the Jane Derby firm; The company would become its own firm, Oscar de la Renta.


The Black and White Ball party by American writer Truman Capote is celebrated in New York.


Fernando Peña Defilló begins in art criticism in the cultural supplement of the newspaper El Caribe.

Receives the Coty American Fashion Critics' Award, the most important accolade in the world of fashion.

As a manifestation of pop art, designer Geoffrey Beene presents a football shirt in the form of an evening dress.


The Ministry of Tourism for the first time carries out the Typical Costume Contest.

Performs the naturalization process that allows you to become a US citizen.


Diana Vreeland is elected consultant to the Costume Institute; his admission popularized the celebration of Met Ball.


He is elected president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


It takes place in Santo Domingo on First international meeting of the New song: Seven days with the people.

Vogue magazine publishes for the first time an edition with a black model on its cover.


The Miss Universe contest is held in Santo Domingo. Oscar participates as a juror.

Launch your perfume Oscar, feminine fragrance that quickly became popular.

The Palais Galliera, known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville in Paris, opens in Paris.


Start working with the Hogar del Niño Foundation, in La Romana, Dominican Republic.


The Altos de Chavón School of Design opens in La Romana.


Anna Wintour assumes as editor in chief of the North American edition of Vogue magazine.


July 11 is established as Dominican Designer Day.

Appointed creative director of Pierre Balmain, becoming the first designer in America to run a French fashion house.

The World Wide Web (WWW) or global computer network is made public.


Awarded with the Golden Needle, fashion prize created by the Spanish designer María Rosa Salvador Ramonacho.


The Eduardo León Jiménes Cultural Center opens its doors in Santiago de los Caballeros.


Laura Bush wears an Oscar design during the inauguration of President George W. Bush.


Receives the Founder's Award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


The Fashion Institute of the Dominican Republic is created, an entity that watches over the development of the textile industry.

He receives the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence in New York. He dies at 82 years of age at his residence in Kent, Connecticut.

Reopening of the Anna Wintour Costume Institute, place that hosts the costumes exhibitions at the Met.