An an unforgettable night, filled with creations from one of a greatest fashion houses, the Oscar de la Renta. We are invited and it’s a great honour for SARIGIANI Fur Fashion to present fur coats from our latest model collections.
The Fashion Gala Dinner of the fashion house Oscar de la Renta, will take place at Alfredo’s Grand Dining (Thessaloniki – Regency Casino), Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm.
The perfume of New York will flood the Regency Casino as is the second time that Oscar de la Renta will be presented in the second biggest city of Greece – Thessaloniki.
Last year the collection “Resort 2013” was inspired by various cities around the world, as Madrid, the Dominican Republic, Paris and New York. Brightly colored, printed floral patterns, fabrics with metal slides were the dominant elements of the collection. As always prominent in all the creations of the House have embroidery, which signed the most artful craftsmen of India.
But this time, this year in the fashion show, additional will be presented, the unique creations of SARIGIANNI Fur Fashion.
So, be prepared for an amazing fashion show under the artistic direction of Alice Dikaiou and Maria Kapetanaki.
But who was Oscar de la Renta?
for those who don’t know:
Oscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was one of the most renowned clothing designers in the world.
Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty.
A Fashion Legend.
While de la Renta expanded his lines and took them in a new direction in the 1990s, his pieces remained feminine and flattering. By the late ’90s and early 2000s, his work became the preferred wear of American first ladies. He dressed first lady Nancy Reagan in the 1980s, and then provided the gowns for inaugural events for both Hillary Clinton in 1997 and Laura Bush in 2005.
Besides his passion for haute couture, de la Renta has been a tireless patron of the arts. At one time or another, he has served on the boards of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Channel Thirteen/WNET. He also supports several cultural institutions, including New Yorkers for Children, the Americas Society and the Spanish Institute.
In 2002, de la Renta added his name to a whole new business venture: furniture. His 100 pieces for Century Furniture featured dining tables, upholstered chairs and couches. In 2004, despite the risk of lessening the value of his brand as a whole, he added a less expensive line of clothing called O Oscar. He said he wanted to attract new customers whom he could not reach before.
In 1967 and 1968, de la Renta won the Coty Award (the U.S. fashion industry “Oscars”) and in 1973 was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame.
From 1973 to 1976, and from 1986 to 1988, he served as President of the CFDA. He is also a two-time winner of the American Fashion Critic’s Award and was inducted into the Fame in 1973.
De la Renta’s talents received continual international recognition. Among them, he received the Council of Fashion Designers Designer of the Year Award in 2000 and in 2007 (tied with Proenza Schouler). In February 1990, he was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.King Juan Carlos of Spain bestowed de la Renta with two awards, the Gold Medal of Bellas Artes and the La Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil. He was recognized by the French government with the Légion d’honneur as a Commandeur.
Oscar de la Renta was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1973.
The Dominican Republic honored him with the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella and the Order of Christopher Columbus. De la Renta founded the Casa del Niño orphanage in La Romana He contributed extensively in the construction of a much needed school near his home at the Punta Cana Resort and Club in Punta Cana.
De la Renta held dual citizenship in the Dominican Republic and the United States.He was an Ambassador-at-Large of the Dominican Republic.
De la Renta served as a board member of the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and WNET. He served on the boards of several charitable institutions such as New Yorkers for Children, the America’s Society. He was chairman of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute.He received an honorary degree from Hamilton College (New York) on 26 May 2013.
In February 2014, Oscar de la Renta recreated his entire Spring presentation, Designed for A Cure 2014 collection, to raise money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.