Amal and George Clooney on their wedding day, 2014. The bride wore Oscar de la Renta. The gown will be showcased in this fall's blockbuster highlighting the designer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opening October 8, on view through January 28, 2018. (Photo Getty)
Gowns in 'The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta' exhibition had guests swooning.
Annette de la Renta, Claire Cormier-Thielke, Andre Leon Talley, Yvonne Cormier at the MFAH Grand Gala Ball saluting the legacy of Oscar de la Renta.
Oscar de la Renta for Pierre Balmain, silk velvet, bead and sequin embroidery, and ribbon silk applique, 1999-2000.
Oscar de la Renta coat and dress ensemble, Fall 1968
Oscar de la Renta for Pierre Balmain, cut silk velvet, bead and rhinestone embroidery, metallic braid, sable and silk taffeta, 1997-1998
While they are handing out Oscars in Hollywood at the Academy Awards on March 4, Houston will hold onto its own Oscars — Oscar de la Rentas, that is — through March 18 as the much-ballyhooed exhibition, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, enjoys a seven-week extension at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
From Amal Clooney’s wedding dress to ensembles worn by Beyoncé, Penelope Cruz and our town’s Lynn Wyatt, the collection’s 70 designs showcase the depth and breadth of the iconic designer’s portfolio. The exhibition is a fashion maven’s nirvana and even for those without a high style quotient, the collection of gowns, luncheon ensembles and a sprinkling of sportswear is indeed a stunning presentation.
Ladies and gents alike have been swooning over the exhibition since its grand opening last fall and the Grand Gala Ball preview with special guest André Leon Talley, who curated the collection along with MFAH curator of decorative arts, craft and design Cindi Strauss.
The exhibition is free to MFAH members. Regular admission rates vary, starting at $25 for adults.