The George W. Bush Presidential Center's newest exhibit, Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, is a dream come true for those with a passion for fashion. It explores the famed designer's significant career, from the origins to his most recent runway and red carpet masterpieces, and includes many pieces worn at the White House by Laura Bush, who picked him as her go-to designer for major functions and private events.
Here's a preview of some of our favorites. To view the full collection for yourself, head over to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas before Oct. 5.
Some of Oscar de la Renta's earliest memories include the “flounced and ruffled white dresses” worn by his grandmother and the bright sunlight of the tropical island of the Dominican Republic.
He created the center dress for Lynn Wyatt to wear to the Yellow Rose Ball when she was honored for works benefiting the Houston Grand Opera. Mercedes Bass wore the dress on the left to the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala in 2012.