The designer is one of the world's leading fashion designers. Oscar de la Renta is internationally known for his glamorous eveningwear and gowns. Born in the Dominican Republic, he moved to Madrid, Spain to become an abstract artist. Soon after moving to Madrid, he recognized his interest in fashion and cooperated with big names in the industry, such as Christóbal Balenciaga. He continued his fashion career by working in Paris and later on in NYC to work for Elizabeth Arden. His previous experience that he gained from big designers formed his own label. His flattering and feminine pieces continue to inspire women all over the world.