Presented by Cindi Strauss, Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design, and curator of The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta celebrates the illustrious life and career of the influential fashion designer. The exhibition features nearly 70 ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the MFAH collections.

From the start of his award-winning career, which spanned more than five decades and two continents, Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014) set out to design beautiful clothes for every occasion in a woman’s life. In this talk, Cindi Strauss presents an overview of the exhibition and the significant impact of global influences on his designs. 

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; ExxonMobil; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.