The city of San Francisco is well known for its taste in refined art as well as haute couture, and what better way to bring the two together than by celebrating one of the most legendary icons in haute couture through a unique and insightful exhibition?
In March 2016, the de Young museum, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco launched Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective an exhibition that highlighted the works and masterpieces of legendary Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. The exhibition features over 130 ensembles, including renowned pieces produced for Elizabeth Arden during the 1960s and for the 1970s “Battle of Versailles” transatlantic fashion challenge.
On May 7, 2016, ArtPoint, a young professionals network that supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosted their annual gala in celebration of Oscar de la Renta and his extensive legacy and influence on the fashion industry and society in general. The black tie/haute punk event offered attendees a late night and exclusive viewing of the exhibition, as well as live music, drinks and dancing which lasted through the night.