Designer Crochet: Oscar de La Renta

by Kathryn on October 25, 2012 · 4 comments

in Designer Crochet Project

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Before even doing extensive research I knew I’d heard the brand Oscar de la Renta associated with at least some crochet. That made me excited that this week was the week to explore the designer’s work for my Designer Crochet Series! There was so much crochet from this brand that it was tough to choose what to show here.

Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta

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Let’s see what Simon Werle’s 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know Designer Crochet: Oscar de La Renta has to tell us about Oscar de la Renta’s role in fashion history. Here we learn that he was the first American designer to create haute couture for a Paris Fashion House. He’s actuall from Santo Domingo and studied art and fashion under designers in Europe, including Balenciaga, but moved to New York in 1963. He worked for some famous names there, too, like Dior, but in 1965 he established his onw company. Oscar de la Renta designs gowns for the New York elite and America’s celebrities and movers-and-shakers. He also has ready-to-wear lines. He and his family continue to run the fashion house, headquartered in Manhattan in the same building as Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren.

Oscar de la Renta Crochet

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Oscar de la Renta crochet dress, via Outstanding Crochet

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Beautiful blue crochet on the runway from Oscar de la Renta, 2009

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Last year Sew Knit Crochet shared this terrific Oscar de la Renta Crochet Dress

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Oscar de la Renta crochet cardigan; this design inspired one crocheter to make her own version

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Oscar de la Renta Crochet Motif Jacket

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See some of the crochet detail on this Oscar de la Renta silk jacket over at Clothes Fashion

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Oscar de la Renta can also do floral crochet

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I love this stylish crochet top from the brand

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Here’s some of the newest Oscar de la Renta crochet, from the spring 2012 collection

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And this Oscar de la Renta diamond pattern crochet skirt and jacket is in the brand’s online store now

This post is part of the Designer Crochet Project, a series of 50 posts about 50 top fashion designers and how they have worked with crochet.

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SHorton2012
SHorton2012

@CrochetBlogger I loooove that de la Renta top!

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