DGC Roundtable: Remembering Oscar de la Renta
The DGC Roundtable is moderated by our Fall Intern, Jamie Kurke.
On Tuesday, Oscar de la Renta passed away. To honor his memory and the huge impact he made on millions of lives, this week’s question was:
What is your all-time favorite Oscar de la Renta piece, and why?
Maryliz Ghanem, Vice President:
The dress just screams to me ‘live life to the fullest’, which is how Oscar lived his life.
Jules Smith, HR Director:
I think this dress speaks for itself, it has true “star quality”~ it is a show stopper and a real statement piece!
It showcases his passion, creativity and spectacular talent.
I absolutely adore it!
Claire Higgins, Account Executive:
Oscar de la Renta was undoubtedly a Red Carpet icon and I’m so sad to think about not seeing new work during award season– one of my favorite seasons. One of my favorite looks was Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes. Such a classic, which Oscar de la Renta always managed to do. I love the cut and the flow of the skirt; it’s a perfect Red Carpet dress for me.
Much of our team (myself included) was moved by this iconic pink dress, featured in Sex and the City:
Arguably the most clichéd choice, but this pink silk, full-skirted, mid-length gown was the perfect mix of classic chic with an edgy, forward-thinking twist (and slightly more structured than many of his whimsical designs). When it hit TV screens during the final season, Oscar de la Renta’s name was permanently etched in the memory banks of SATC and fashion-lovers alike. Even a decade on, it’s a piece I still long to own.
Lexi Hewitt, Account Coordinator:
My favorite Oscar de la Renta piece was a dress Sarah Jessica Parker wore in an episode of Sex and the City. The dress is simple and timeless, and it didn’t matter that SJP’s character wore it to a McDonalds!
Peyton McCarthy, Account Coordinator:
Jamie Kurke, Intern:
You think Oscar de la Renta, you think this dress. It’s a beacon of style and character that an entire generation of women simultaneously swooned over. Given its cultural significance and timeless beauty, it’s no wonder that half of the office choose this piece to remember him by.
As much as the Carrie Bradshaw dress speaks to me, I think another important thing to note is that the last Oscar de la Renta crafted before his passing was Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress.
Lesson learned: If you’re going to marry George Clooney, you should probably do so wearing ODLR.
Posted on October 24, 2014, in Company Culture, DiGennaro Communications, Photographs, The Hit Board and tagged Beyonce, DiGennaro Communications, dresses, fashion, George Clooney, ODLR, Oscar de la Renta, Sex and the City. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.