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Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the de Young Museum 

Oscar de la Renta

If you’re a fan of fashion or a fan of beauty and breathtaking work, then you most certainly do not want to miss the Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective
March 12, 2016 – May 30, 2016

HERBST EXHIBITION GALLERIES

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into several thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles. The presentation traces the rise of de la Renta’s career in Spain, where he gained his first commissions; his formative years spent in the world’s most iconic fashion houses; and his eventual role as a designer for many of the most influential and celebrated personalities of the 20th and 21st centuries.

André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, will curate the exhibition. His depth of knowledge and lifelong friendship with de la Renta will provide an unmatched perspective on the designer’s career.

For this presentation, de la Renta’s company will open its archives to illuminate both the breadth and depth of the designer’s work. Additional pieces will be drawn from the designer’s personal collection, private lenders from around the world, and the Fine Arts Museums’ costume collection.

Special events throughout the exhibition will be presented so that you can capture the special moments of the world famous designer’s journey to bring beauty and grace into the fashion industry, celebrities and to our homes.

March 11, 2016 – 1:00pm
“Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective” Member Preview Hours

March 11, 2016 – 6:30pm
“Oscar de la Renta” Member Opening Reception

March 12, 2016 – 1:00pm
“Oscar de la Renta”: Opening-Day Conversation

April 15, 2016 – 6:45pm
Film: “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution”

7:00pm
“Oscar de la Renta” Friday Night Special Exhibition Tour Package

April 17, 2016 – 1:00pm
Docent Lecture: “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective”, by Julia Geist

April 24, 2016 – 1:00pm
Docent Lecture: “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective”, by Ellen Harden

April 29, 2016 – 5:00pm
Friday Nights at the de Young: Universal Elegance of “Oscar de la Renta”

April 30, 2016 – 1:00pm
Docent Lecture: “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective”, by Ellen Harden

May 7, 2016 – 1:00pm
: A Fashion for the “Exotic”: From Charles Frederick Worth to Oscar de la Renta, by Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts with FAMSF

May 9, 2016 – 10:00am
Access Day: “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective”

Click HERE to purchase tickets

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

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