Oscar de la Renta is a designer extraordinaire. He has a complete line of clothing, accessories, and scents for Men, Women and Children. Santo Domingo is his home town in Dominican Republic, where he was born on July 22, 1932. De la Renta attended the National School of Art in Santo Domingo. He left the country when he was 18 to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. He became interested in clothing design while in Spain, started sketching and soon became an apprentice to Cristóbal Balenciaga. Later Oscar de la Renta left Spain to become a couture assistant at the house of Lanvin in Paris. He arrived in New York in 1963 to design the couture collection for Elizabeth Arden. Then in 1965, Mr. de la Renta went out on his own and started his own signature ready-to-wear label.
Mr de la Renta helped build a school and day care center for children in the Dominican Republic. He has a summer house in Punta Cana.
Sully Bonnelly was born in the Dominican Republic. He started learning about fashion at a young age from his observations of the women in his family. He started by studying architecture and finished his studying by studying fashion at Parson’s in New York City.
He launched his own collection in 1998 and in 2000 was elected as a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), one of the leading fashion associations in the world.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Ms. Libman’s reputation has grown to be included as one of the fashion industry’s most talented designers. She is a favorite designer of the First Lady of the Dominican Republic and has designed gowns for several Miss Universe contestants.
Dominican Republic has some exquisite clothing designers. Many of them are known the world over. Just because the island of Hispaniola is small does not mean that we are small on talent. Viva República Dominicana!
Elisa Morató was born December 1st in Santo Domingo where she studied Interior Designs, Fashion Illustration and Art. She started designing for television personalities which got her much attention and her line of clothing blossomed. The designs of Elisa are very feminine and romantic yet vanguard, traditional and yet modern. She designs clothing for her clients that enhance the figure and make it look the best possible. Elisa designs her clothing with an elligance and her own personal touches that keeps her client base, which includes much of the Dominican high society, growing since her start 20 years ago.
2006-Casandra Awards 2006 these are the people that wore his designs: Venya Carolina, Jatnna Tavárez, Larimar Fiallo, Claudia Cruz, María EugeniaVargas, Fefita La Grande, Zoé Saldaña, Pashy, Jary Ramírez, Yadira Morel, Nurín Sanlley, Vickiana, Adalgisa Pantaleón, Maridalia Hernández, Monchy y Alexandra, Grissel Corporán, Pavel Nuñez, Zoila Puello y El Prodigio
Leonel Lirio Spectacular (his store)
Abraham Lincoln and Lope de Vega, Plaza Castilla, Santo Domingo