SCAD FASH proudly presents “Oscar de la Renta,” the inaugural exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of fashion. “Oscar de la Renta” celebrates the illustrious life and designs of the storied couturier whose work set the standard for timeless elegance, and it also introduces the work of Peter Copping, the talented designer personally selected by de la Renta to lead the iconic brand into the future.
This momentous exhibition features more than 60 garments, many designed exclusively for de la Renta’s closest friends and family. Known as “the sultan of chic,” de la Renta dressed such Hollywood A-listers as Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Taylor Swift, as well as former first lady Laura Bush. Additionally, a stunning selection of new looks from Copping’s Fall 2015 show are incorporated, highlighting the future direction of the fashion house.
The exhibition also includes “Ovation for Oscar,” a SCAD-commissioned short documentary film that premiered at the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Created by SCAD alumni and students, the film provides an intimate account of the making of a major museum exhibition honoring the designer, artist and cultural icon.
“Oscar de la Renta” is curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, executive director of SCAD museums and exhibitions.