Oscar de la Renta Opens Up at 92Y
Photo by Joyce Culver for 92Y
During a two-hour chat with Fern Mallis at 92Y here, the designer described spotting Rita Hayworth at a bullfight and anticipating which exit she would leave from; deftly feigning inexperience to land a job with Elizabeth Arden, and inflating a job offer so that Lanvin’s Antonio Castillo would not just match it but double it. Charming as ever in a gray pinstripe suit, de la Renta also mentioned how during her p.r. days Mary McFadden helped score him an interview at Christian Dior New York. He didn’t only talk about the past, however: De la Renta was more than willing to discuss his company’s succession plan, today’s top-shelf designers, his battle with cancer and hiring John Galliano. For More

Oscar de la Renta Opens Up at 92Y

Photo by Joyce Culver for 92Y

During a two-hour chat with Fern Mallis at 92Y here, the designer described spotting Rita Hayworth at a bullfight and anticipating which exit she would leave from; deftly feigning inexperience to land a job with Elizabeth Arden, and inflating a job offer so that Lanvin’s Antonio Castillo would not just match it but double it. Charming as ever in a gray pinstripe suit, de la Renta also mentioned how during her p.r. days Mary McFadden helped score him an interview at Christian Dior New York. He didn’t only talk about the past, however: De la Renta was more than willing to discuss his company’s succession plan, today’s top-shelf designers, his battle with cancer and hiring John Galliano. For More

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