Though the Oscar De La Renta brand recently made headlines for the lawsuit brought upon by Carolina Herrera, the man who started the company, the late Oscar de la Renta will be celebrated as part of the 2017 lineup for the U.S. Postal Service’s series of stamps. The USPS made the announcement on December 28.
ODLR and his iconic gowns will join other USPS 2017 stamps including the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Love Skywriting, Celebrating African American History and Culture based on a photograph of the National Museum of African American History and Culture museum by Alan Karchmer, 100th Birthday of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Work Projects Administration posters.
“The new year is shaping up to be exceptional as the Postal Service continues to produce stamps that celebrate the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation,” said Mary-Anne Penner, U.S. Postal Service Director, Stamp Services. “We are very excited to showcase these miniature works of art to help continue telling America’s story as we add to the lineup of 2017 stamps”
Oscar de la Renta
Most widely known for dressing the nation’s first ladies and celebrities, Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014) was one of the world’s leading fashion designers for more than 50 years. This pane of 11 stamps features an evocative black-and-white portrait of the couturier and 10 details from several of his most exquisite gowns. De la Renta’s innovative designs and close attention to detail are said to have elevated American style and brought international attention to New York as a world leader in fashion. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps. Oscar de la Renta portrait photo by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Photo of light pink gown by Norman Jean Roy.
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