Oscar de la Renta Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Oscar de la Renta Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Born as Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo on the 22nd July 1932, and having died on the 20th October 2014, he was a Dominican fashion designer, known by the name of Osccar de la Renta. He is most famous for working for Jane Derby, and later taking over the fashion label. He collaborated with Balmain, becoming the first Dominican designer to work with the French fashion house. His career started in the 1960s, and was active until his passing.
Have you ever wondered how rich Oscar de la Renta was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Renta`s net worth was $200 million, an amount he acquired through his involvement in the fashion industry as a designer.

Oscar de la Renta Net Worth $200 Million

Oscar grew up in Santo Domingo, the only male child of seven siblings. His parents are of rich heritage; his father`s great-grandfather, Jose Ortiz de la renta, was the mayor of Ponce, a city in Puerto Rico, and his mother came from a family of doctors, lawyers, poets, teachers, and other different academic citizens.
When he was 18, Oscar left his home country, and moved to Spain, and enrolled the Academy of San Fernando, in Madrid. While there, Oscar became fascinated by fashion, and began to draw clothes which were then published in some of the most notable Spanish magazines and newspapers. Little by little he became noticed, and started working for Cristóbal Balenciaga. Afterwards, Oscar moved to Paris and worked with Antonio del Castillo for a short time, at Lanvin. Afterwards, he moved to New York, and worked for Elizabeth Arden for several years, before he joined Jane Derby, and her fashion house. However, Jane died in 1965, and Oscar took over the operations of the fashion house, becoming its chairman in 1974.
Since then, his career and his net worth went only upwards, until his death. Apart from the clothing line, he also launched the perfume line called OSCAR, which later expanded to homewares and accessories lines, which also increased his net worth.
Over the years, he became more focused on bridal wears, and he designed clothes for numerous famous stars, including singers, actors and royalty as well.
Thanks to his long and successful career, Oscar received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Coty Award, in 1967 and 1968, and he was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame in 1973. Furthermore, he won the American Fashion Critic’s Award, and served as the President of the CFDA on two mandates, from 1973 to 1976 and 1986 until 1988, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from CFDA.
Oscar served as a board member of the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera and also WNET, and also worked with several charity organizations, including America`s Society, and New Yorker`s For Children, among others.

Regarding his personal life, Oscar was married to his second wife Annette at the time of his death; the couple married in 1989. His previous marriage was with Françoise de Langlade, a magazine editor, from 1967 until her death in 1983.
Oscar died of cancer in 2014, at 82 years old. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however he managed to beat the disease, but it later returned and took his life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 22, 1932
Birth place: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Death date: 2014-10-20
Profession:Fashion Designer
Education:Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Nationality:Dominican
Spouse:Annette de la Renta (m. 1989–2014), Françoise de Langlade (m. 1967–1983)
Children:Moises de la Renta
Parents:Óscar Avelino de la Renta, María Antonia Fiallo
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Maintained homes in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Kent, Connecticut, USA; and in the Dominican Republic, the country of his birth.
2Designed gowns worn by First Ladies of the United States beginning with Jacqueline Kennedy, and including Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama, an unbroken string of ten presidential wives in a row.
3Had step-children from both of his marriages.
4Adopted son, Moises de la Renta, with his second wife, Annette Reed de la Renta.
5Although born in the Dominican Republic, he is half-Dominican (on his mother's side) and half-Puerto Rican (on his father's side). As a result of his father's nationality, he was an American citizen, and lived most of his adult life in the United States.


Quotes

#Quote
1My customers are successful workingwomen.
2Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.
3I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women.
4Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet.
5If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
6Every season I am inspired by women.
7I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
8Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it's a letdown after the show is over. It's done. Something you've worked on for months is just over.
9We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is.
10I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.
11I don't really know how to do casual clothes.
12I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing a colorful shirt someone will stop me and say, 'I'm sorry, but the Latin band comes through the other door.'
13Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
14I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
15Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
16I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.
17There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.
18I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
19I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.
20Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
21The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.
22The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
23I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.
24We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.


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Filmography

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances: Dance in America1985TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
73 Questions2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's2013DocumentaryHimself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHimself
The September Issue2009DocumentaryHimself
The Rachel Zoe Project2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Beautopia1998DocumentaryHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters1994TV MovieHimself
In the Beginning God Created the Swimsuit1982TV Short documentaryHimself
Bilder aus Amerika1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself

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