From Stylish Stepford Wife Spreads to Ruffled Mermaid Gowns

 - Nov 22, 2011
It is no secret that Oscar de la Renta is one of the world's leading fashion designers, and this gallery of breathtaking Oscar de la Renta designs demonstrates just why the designer has experienced decades of unprecedented success.

79 year-old designer Oscar de la Renta is from the Dominican Republic and brings a sense of exoticism to his clothing. A recipient of the CFDA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990, Mr. de la Renta is certainly a legend in the fashion industry.

Famous for his incredible and elegant ball gowns, Oscar de la Renta has been designing for his namesake label since 1965. He was also the recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers 'Designer of the Year Award' in 2000 and in 2007.

de la Renta's involvement with the CFDA does not end there; in fact, he served as the president from 1973 to 1976, and from 1986 to 1988.

Check out this gallery of awe-inspiring Oscar de la Renta designs for a look into the legendary designer's remarkable career.