SCAD Opens Oscar de la Renta Retrospective

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In 2001, Oscar de la Renta became the first recipient of the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award- a momentous occasion for the visionary, which took place at the Savannah College of Art and Design. De la Renta went on to build a strong and long-lasting relationship with the art school by providing its students with resources and hiring them as interns at his prestigious design house. It is this very reason that the couturier’s life work was chosen for the opening exhibition of Scad Fash; a new museum space, located at the college’s midtown Atlanta campus. “Oscar de la Renta” contains 84 gorgeous ensembles ranging from 1960s vintage to present day creations by creative director, Peter Copping. And with its intimate atmosphere, Scad Fash is the perfect set for viewing de la Renta’s renowned details and exquisite embroidery up-close. Each gallery seamlessly flows into the next where mannequins are cleverly grouped by theme- a color, a fabric- it forces each visitor to experience what the designer and his house represent. Whether its a dramatic pink gown worn by Taylor Swift or a classic black and white tweed skirt suit from early 2000, Oscar de la Renta is about a timeless elegance- no matter what the era may be. I am patiently waiting to hear what’s next on Scad Fash’s rotation because this little treasure is sure to put Atlanta’s fashion scene on the map.


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