The Year of Fashion

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

An exhibition of fashion designs by Oscar de la Renta, organized in close collaboration with the House of Oscar de la Renta and the designer’s family. The exhibition is curated by André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large for Vogue and a lifelong friend of de la Renta. It contains fashions made during the span of his career in Spain, Paris, and New York. The Mint hosted the late designer for a fashion show fundraiser organized by the Mint Museum Auxiliary in 2011.

It’s all part of the “ Year of Fashion ,” a three-exhibition series celebrating an art form the Mint has collected for more than 40 years.

This exhibition will be open for a members-only sneak peak on April 29 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and then open to the public on the same day from 2 - 6 p.m.

LECTURE: EMILIO SOSA

Sunday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ǀ UPTOWN
FREE with registration 

Since his time in Project Runway: Season 7 and Project Runway All Star: Season 2, Mr. Sosa has received a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design of a Musical for his work in Porgy and Bess. He has also worked on Motown: The Musical, Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular, and ON Your Feet: The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Story, which recently took the Blumenthal Theater by storm. He names both William Ivey Long and Oscar de la Renta as his major influences. As for fashion, his brand, the ESOSA, has been worn by stars including Uzo Aduba, Taraji P. Henson, and Wendy Williams. Reception with light refreshments to follow.

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