Royal Oscar de la Renta Moments

Oscar de la Renta has left quite a legacy. Many royal ladies have worn the designer over the years, so let’s dive in and look at a few of them.

Princess Marie Chantal of Greece

M-C wore this gorgeous ornate dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 collection for Princess Madeleine’s pre-wedding dinner. Love! So elegant.


Princess Mary of Denmark

This black and red number from Mary’s closet is another elegant Oscar piece.

(via the Royal Digest)

Mary likes her prints (via The Royal Digest)

This one takes the cake, though, am I right?

Mary at a concert in Copenhagen (via Pinterest)

Mary in Oscar de la Renta  at a concert in Copenhagen (via Pinterest)


Another view to get the full effect.

so pretty (via Pinterest)

so pretty (via Pinterest)

Queen Sofia of Spain

It seems like Sofia and Oscar became buddies over the years. Here’s a fun moment – Hillary sandwiched between Oscar and Queen Sofia of Spain at the Queen Sofia Institute Gala in New York in 2013.

Queen Sofia and Oscar de la Renta (via )

Queen Sofia and Oscar de la Renta (via )

Together again at a November event in New York City

Buddies! (source)

Buddies! (source)


And here’s then Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena both in Oscar de la Renta suits for National Day in 2012

(via Pinterest)

(via Pinterest)

Tres chic!

Princess Diana

First of all, several outlets have been using photos of Diana wearing this pearl encrusted gown and have said it was Oscar de la Rena (even Harper’s Bazaar got it wrong- eek). Diana watchers know it was a Catherine Walker couture gown. It was made for a 1989 visit to Hong Kong and Diana later wore it to the British Fashion awards in 1989 and also on a trip to Budapest in 1990. It was one of the last dresses that Diana chose to add to the auction of her gowns. It was bought by the Franklin Mint who later gave it to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. You can read more about the dress on their site here.

The 'Elvis' Gown (Via Order of Sartorial Splendour)

The ‘Elvis’ Gown (Via Order of Sartorial Splendour)

Oscar and Diana did share a dance, though. This was during a September 1996 gala benefit in Washington, DC. This was Diana’s first official engagement in the United States after the divorce was finalized.

A moment (via Style by Yellow Button)

Diana was honorary chairwoman of the event and – look – Ralph Lauren and Anna Wintour were there, too.

A 1996 article with more information on the event can be found here.

Did I miss one of your favourites? Which is yours?


Categories: British Royal Family, Diana, Princess of Wales

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8 replies

  1. Ah, so nice to have the Royal Poster back.

  2. Thank goodness you are back!! Have truly missed your posts. This is excellent! Thank you! So glad to see this post—excellent as always! Thank you!

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  3. Thank goodness you are back! Have truly missed your posts!

  4. What an amazing personal history Oscar had coming from Latin America and becoming the best designer in France! Impressive, excellent to see your post!

  5. Love the navy dress with bead encrusted neckline – gorgeous. Such classic beauty. Thanks Royal Poster being right on target…yet again.

  6. Every dress is so beautiful. I thought de la Renta had designed a royal wedding dress. Perhaps for a Hapsburg?

  7. Is that Antonio Banderas behind Queen Sofia? Oscar was an iconic designer and a class act. Glad to see you posting again, Royal Post!

  8. Thanks for this post. AND I’m so happy you’re back – missed your delightful posts!

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