Ever the fashion man-about-town, Oscar de la Renta is now a man about various official disciplines. On Monday he showed his polished, extensive pre-fall collectionand, later that afternoon, walked me through “Joaquín Sorolla & the Glory of Spanish Dress,” at Queen Sofía Spanish Institute on Park Avenue, a project he conceived and oversaw as the Institute’s chairman of the board, a position he takes very seriously and to which he dedicates considerable time. “When you rest, you rust,” he quipped.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"