EVERMORE OSCAR: If one is good, two is better. Oscar de la Renta’s fashion will feature in its second presidential library exhibition opening July 19 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. This being Texas, it will be bigger — 60-plus mannequins — than last year’s retrospective at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., which presented about half as many looks.
“Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” will showcase day and evening ensembles worn by First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan, Bush daughters Barbara and Jenna, including Jenna’s wedding dress, Texas fashion plates Mercedes Bass and Lynn Wyatt and various celebrities, according to the Bush Center. A black-tie gala is set for Sept. 18, when the socials are back from summer vacation, and the show runs through Oct. 5.
This story first appeared in the July 3, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.