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Timeline on Oscar de la Renta

1931

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

1932

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

1933

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

1942

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

1946

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

1947

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

1952

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.

1953

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

1954

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

1955

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.

1956

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.

1958

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

1961

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.

1963

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

1964

The inauguration First Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest.

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

1965

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.

1966

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

1967

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

Receive the Coty American Fashion Critics' Award, the most important award 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.

1969

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.

1972

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

1973

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

1974

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.

1977

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.

1982

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

1983

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

1988

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

1992

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.

2002

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

2003

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

2005

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

2013

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

2014

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.

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