AN OSCAR-WORTHY SHOW: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will stage the first major retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work through May 30. Presented in collaboration with the house of Oscar de la Renta and the designer’s family, the exhibition will feature more than 100 ensembles that were made over five decades.
André Leon Talley, who paid tribute to the late designer with a considerably smaller exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Museum of Art last month, will curate the exhibition in San Francisco.
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Talley said, “My goal is to highlight the extraordinary depth of Oscar’s creative aesthetic from his earliest designs for Jane Derby throughout the five decades of his remarkable career.”
Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, said of de la Renta, “His approach to design, informed by his broad culture and his studies in art history, displays an enduring classicism.”