Upon hearing that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was hosting an Oscar De La Renta exhibition we packed our children and made it a family date.
It is true, we Hispanics and Latinos are often not well represented or given the credit or the opportunities we deserve . That never stopped us though .You see, one of our fortes is being able to focus on our grind rather than the ignorance around us. We are often quiet but not because we don’t have a voice, but because we are busy hustling.
El Seńor De La Renta did just that. He thrived in a world where Hispanics were almost non-existent. He dressed so many stars he became his own universe. He was fashion royalty and his legacy will forever live on. For us Latino/Hispanic fashion lovers he left a pathway to be followed and his works will perpetually be a reminder que si se puede!!!
The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta celebrates the illustrious life and career of the renowned fashion designer. The exhibition showcases nearly 70 ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Throughout his award-winning career, which spanned more than five decades and two continents, de la Renta (1932–2014) designed beautiful clothes for every occasion in a woman’s life. The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta highlights recurring themes, including the impact of Spain, Russia, China, Japan, and the garden on his designs. Displayed along with paintings and decorative arts from the MFAH collections, the creations offer a window into de la Renta’s world through a range of looks, from elegant daywear to resplendent evening gowns.
By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sharing this experience together meant so much more than just fashion to us. Mr De La Renta was one of those unattainable names that growing up gave us motivation to say “one day I will be able to see or wear his art!” . Including our children into our outting meant our bond grew beyond fashion and blogging. To us it meant we are leaving behind a little bit of us through all we do. Although the age difference is noticeable, both of our kiddos knew and felt the excitement we had within us. They were attentive and responsive to the art around us. To see this exhibit is to feel the presence of Oscar de la Renta. To be able to see the last ever wedding gown he created (yes we’re talking about Mrs. Clooney) is a jaw dropping experience. The details, oh the details that went into that dress!
So what are you waiting for?! This fabulous exhibition will run through January 28, 2018. Go celebrate the life of a true Latin gem. And, may we suggest you make it a family affair and continue to show the newer generations the triumphs of our precious culture.