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Oscar de la Renta at Forty

WWD editors commemorate Oscar de la Renta's 40th anniversary with this special section chronicling the history and accomplishments of both the man and the brand.

WWD editors commemorate Oscar de la Renta’s 40th anniversary with this special section chronicling the history and accomplishments of both the man and the brand.

History Lesson
The heritage of Oscar de la Renta the company is as rich as that of the man behind the label.

Forever Young
Reflections on the journey, and thoughts about what’s yet to come.

Oscar’s Next Steps
Ceo Alex Bolen discusses growth strategies he hopes will triple the venerable brand’s volume.

The Chic Speak
The society set, veteran and emerging, are fans of the dresses and the man.

Mixing Good Will and Politics
The concept of giving back is not lost on Oscar de la Renta, aka “Papi,” whose interests run from global politics to the arts to helping his native Dominican Republic.

The Retail Love Affair
The designer has celebrated women since 1965 — and it’s paid off in the stores.

Oscar’s Best Pictures
A compilation of impeccable style over the past four decades.

The Art of Oscarizing
Licensing means big business for the de la Renta brand. Here’s what’s on the horizon.

Fragrance Follows Fashion
The designer’s scent portfolio mirrors the collection’s blend of classic and modern elements.

Oscar’s Reviews
Oscar de la Renta exudes elegance and grace in his designs as well as his daily life, as his peers attest.

This story first appeared in the June 14, 2005 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.