MFAH's "The Glamour & Romance of Oscar de la Renta"

Oscar de la Renta is one of the most well-known & iconic designers. Known for his glamorous gowns, intricate detailing, & overall captivation, Oscar designed pieces inspired by many different countries & cultures. Though elaborate, all of his works are wearable. It was said that Oscar would actually throw away a dress if he did not think it was something his wife would wear. Socialites, models, celebrities, & famous stars have shown how his pieces resemble an overall beauty among all women throughout the decades. 

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Currently, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH) is showcasing a spread of Oscar's most elegant dresses & pieces in the exhibit, "The Glamour & Romance of Oscar de la Renta". Today, my family & I were lucky enough to visit. I was so captivated by every single dress & the story & clear intention behind each one. I thought I would show y'all a brief summary of some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy!


The large plethora of red & white ruffles are apart of Oscar's Spanish influence.

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Russia was another country of inspiration to Oscar. These two dark plum & purple pieces lined with beautiful sable fur allude to Russia's harsh winters.

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Not only were ball gowns a forte of Mr. de la Renta, but wedding dresses were too. I find the intricate beading on a rather simple form absolutely stunning. As for the veil, it too is simple but also breathtaking with its lace trim.

This cocktail dress was created with French royalty in mind. The fabric of the dress was even inspired by Marie Antoinette's bedroom wallpaper in Versaille (shown on the right).

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Not only am I a fan of the bright floral fabric of this dress, but the brillant bow is another one of Oscar's signatures that I love.

This lovely pink beaded gown was worn by Taylor Swift at the Met Gala in 2014.

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I am obsessed with this combination of gray tulle underneath shining, sparkly gold. Could I please wear this one for NYE?!

Also to the Met in 2014, one of Oscar's masterpieces was worn by Karlie Kloss.


I highly encourage anyone who lives in the Houston area or happens to be in town to go visit! The exhibit will be on view through January 28, 2018. Click HERE to purchase your tickets at MFAH.