The Savannah College of Art and Design will premiere the 21-minute short “Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art” with a double billing Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Told from the perspective of SCAD student and former Oscar de la Renta intern Sloane Mayberry, the documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style” exhibition at SCAD that was curated by André Leon Talley and was on view this spring. Alex Bolen, chief executive officer of Oscar de la Renta LLC, is among the members of the late designer’s inner circle who shed some light on his many talents.
As the first posthumous museum tribute to the designer, who died in October, the show featured 60 ensembles from such notables as Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Jessica Parker. In addition to the SCAD museum show, the film (which was made by SCAD alumni and undergraduates) also delves into the yet-to-be-released Rizzoli book “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style,” written by Talley and photographed in conjunction with the exhibition.