the highlight of my recent trip to houston was getting a private tour of the new exhibit on oscar de la renta at the the museum of fine arts houston, perfectly named the glamour and romance of oscar de la renta. most of you know oscar is one of my style icons and i’m a devoted fan. getting to see his beautiful clothes over the years up close and in this amazing setting was a treat.
the exhibit was a continuation of the exhibit that was in san francisco last year, however, andrea leon talley, who curated the show, made this show it’s own. i believe he only used about 40 pieces from the sf show and added so many more looks donated by the great ladies of texas- lynn wyatt and laura bush to name a few.
andre, along with my friend erika bearman, told the story of oscar’s life long inspiration…his early years in spain, the influence of russia and asia on his collections, and of course his constant inspiration (mine too), his beautiful garden in kent. there also were so many recognizable and iconic dresses sprinkled through out worn by actresses, models, society, brides, and first ladies.
oh what a show! if you are in houston any time soon, you must see it. we all need a little more glamour in our lives and romance too. enjoy!