Fashion at Your Library


Timeless Elegance: An Homage to Oscar de la Renta

August 10,2018 - October 28, 2018
Exhibit shown at 15 library locations


Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014) was a renowned couturier and ready-to-wear designer who worked for well-known fashion houses, including Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Balmain. He founded his eponymous label in 1965. De la Renta designed clothing for women, ranging from chic daywear to red-carpet dresses to ethereal wedding gowns. His apparel was highly sought after and modeled by socialites, dignitaries, and celebrities.
 
This exhibition features garments from Fashion Fusion, an annual competition presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the award-winning Fashion Design Program at Houston Community College. Fashion Fusion challenged students and alumni to design original outfits inspired by the Museum’s recent exhibition, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta. The students and alumni entered their designs into one of four categories inspired by major influences on de la Renta’s life: Eastern, Garden, Icons, and Spain.
 
This exhibition is in partnership with Houston Community College, Fashion and Costume Design Department Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exhibit Locations:

Collier Regional Library 
Young Neighborhood Library 
Stanaker Neighborhood Library
Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning 
Park Place Regional Library 
Bracewell Neighborhood Library 
Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library 
Henington-Alief Regional Library 
Morris Frank Library 
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library
Jungman Neighborhood Library 
Looscan Neighborhood Library
Smith Neighborhood Library 
Scenic Woods Regional Library 
Central Library


Meet the Designers!

Exhibit Kick-Off with Fashion Designer Panel
Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery