Oscar de la Renta Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Oscar de la Renta Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth July 22, 1932
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Dark Brown

Oscar de la Renta was a world-famous Dominican fashion designer and entrepreneur. He was known for dressing first ladies like Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton, numerous Hollywood stars, socialites, and others that favored his dresses at parties, red carpet events, and weddings. He had worked under notable fashion designers like Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo.

Born Name

Oscar Aristides Ortiz de la Renta Fiallo

Nick Name

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta during an interview in October 2014
Oscar de la Renta during an interview in October 2014 (The New York Times / YouTube)

Age

Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22, 1932.

Died

He died at the age of 82 on October 20, 2014, due to complications from cancer in Kent, Connecticut, United States.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Residence

  • Kent, Connecticut, United States
  • Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Nationality

Dominican Republic flag

Education

Oscar de la Renta studied painting in Spain at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid.

Occupation

Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Singer

Family

  • Father – Óscar Avelino De La Renta (Owned Insurance Company)
  • Mother – Carmen María Antonia Fiallo
  • Siblings – He had 6 older sisters.
  • Others – Juan José Renta López (Paternal Grandfather), Antonia López Meletiche (Paternal Grandmother), Johanna Peres Yarloop (Maternal Grandmother), Juan Jamon Rodriguez Fiallo (Maternal Grandfather), Luis Arístides Fiallo Cabral (Maternal Uncle) (Doctor, Lawyer, Architect), Fabio Fiallo (Maternal Uncle) (Diplomat, Poet), José Ortíz de la Renta (Paternal Great-Great-Grandfather) (The first Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico), Alex Bolen (Son-In-Law), Eliza Bolen (Step-Daughter), Fritz Mannheimer (Father-In-Law), Jane née Reiss (Mother-In-Law)

Genre

Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Oscar de la Renta during an interview as seen in October 2014
Oscar de la Renta during an interview as seen in October 2014 (Entertainment Tonight / YouTube)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Oscar de la Renta had dated –

  1. Françoise de Langlade – They married on October 31, 1967. They were together till her death on June 17, 1983.
  2. Annette Reed – They got married on December 26, 1989.

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He had the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rican, and Spanish (Extremaduran, Castilian) ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Oscar de la Renta as seen in October 2014
Oscar de la Renta as seen in October 2014 (The New York Times / YouTube)

Distinctive Features

  • Often seen in suits
  • High cheekbones

Religion

Christianity

He was raised a Catholic.

Oscar de la Renta Favorite Things

  • Dominican Republican Dish – Rice pudding made with lots of milk and masses of sugar and cinnamon
  • Restaurant – La Grenouille

SourceBon Appetit

Oscar de la Renta duringa an interview as seen in March 2013
Oscar de la Renta during an interview as seen in March 2013 (New York Magazine / YouTube)

Oscar de la Renta Facts

  1. After the death of his first wife, Françoise de Langlade, Oscar de la Renta adopted a boy from the Dominican Republic named Moisés.
  2. He enjoyed cooking.
  3. He liked indulging in Bloody Marys on airplanes, vodka on the rocks at night, rum drinks in Santo Domingo, champagne, any good red wine, and dry white wine.
  4. Oscar was an unofficial ambassador of the Dominican Republic and had a diplomatic passport.
  5. He originally wanted to be an abstract painter and moved to Madrid, Spain, at age 18.
  6. His first full-time job was a couture assistant at Paris-based Lanvin.
  7. He loved playing dominoes.
  8. In 1996, he released an album of love songs in Spanish titled Recordando Amores Imposible.
  9. An avid philanthropist, he founded an orphanage called Casa del Niño in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
  10. He considered designer Cristóbal Balenciaga his mentor.
  11. Twice he had been appointed president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Featured Image by The New York Times / YouTube

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