“Oscar de la Renta was an immigrant and aren’t we proud and grateful that he was?” Hillary Clinton
On the final day of Fashion Week, February 16, the United States Postal Service unveiled a forever stamp to honor iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who died on October 20, 2014, at age 82. The first-day-of-issue ceremony was held in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.
While one of the stamps features a black and white portrait of the designer, the other ten showcase what he was known for – the beautiful and colorful fashion worn by a who’s who of women from many professions and countries.
Besides Clinton, the officials who spoke included former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue. CNN’s Anderson Cooper introduced the speakers.
The stamps are now available for purchase.