Designers: Oscar de la Renta

It’s an honor to know that one of the ultimate fashion icons of our time, Oscar de la Renta, uses his native country, the Dominican Republic, as inspiration for some of his designs. Before designing Oscar studied painting in Spain, but it’s safe to say that we’re all happy he found his true calling.

WATCH: Oscar de la Renta on How Women Have Changed Since He Started Designing Clothes

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.