A Very Candid Discussion with Oscar de la Renta

NY Mag

In one of the most revealing and personal interviews I've ever read, Oscar de la Renta opens up on just about everything from designing fashion to bedtime prayers. If you're a fan of the fashion industry, you have to check this one out.

This year marks Oscar de la Renta’s 50th anniversary designing clothes in New York. At age 80, he continues to sit atop the fashion world—when he’s not, sometimes mischievously, having his way with it. The most recent headline: his decision to have John Galliano as a temporary employee in the run-up to Fashion Week. (“I love it here,” Galliano said when I visited the De la Renta studio, as he headed off to lunch in a Dr. Seussian hat.) For some observers, this is too generous, too soon. They cannot pardon Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst at a Paris café that cost him not only his job at Dior but his own label. Read More

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