De La Renta aficionados, celebrate! The Savannah College of Art and Design will open a fashion museum on their Atlanta campus this autumn, and their first exhibition will commemorate the life and legacy of Oscar de la Renta, who passed away from cancer in 2014.
The 10,000 sq. foot space — which will be one of the largest fashion museums in the United States — opens on October 1. The first exhibit, Oscar de la Renta, will allow creative souls a chance for an intimate look at the unfettered glamour and beauty of the Dominican legend's work. The exhibition will feature designs from the mid-'60s to the present, and visitors will be able to view gowns worn by acclaimed fashionistas, such as former First Lady Laura Bush, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey.
In a press release from SCADfash, Diane von Furstenberg expressed her enthusiasm over the museum's opening. "SCAD is an amazing university, because it encourages students to design their own careers and express their own visions," she said. "As a continuation of this mission, I am confident that SCADfash will inspire students, and all those who visit, to inspire others in turn. It's all about creating that cycle of empowerment."
SCADfash will open on October 1 on the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design, located at 1600 Peachtree St. For more information on the museum and the exhibition, please visit the official SCAD blog or scad.edu.