Oscar de la Renta to be Featured on U.S. Postage Stamps The Late Designer Will be Featured on One of the Eleven Stamps; The Rest Will Include His Designs

Oscar de la Renta Stamps

Oscar de la Renta is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s lineup of several series of stamps for 2017.  Mary-Anne Penner, director for stamp services at the U.S. Postal Service, said, “The new year is shaping up to be exceptional as the Postal Service continues to produce stamps that celebrate the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation.” She described the new stamps as part of a showcase of “miniature works of art to help continue telling America’s story.”

For the postal series, the pane of 11 stamps features a black-and-white portrait of the designer which was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin as well as 10 details from several of his famous gowns. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps, the U.S. Postal Service said.

One of the world’s leading fashion designers for more than 50 years,  De la Renta dressed many of America’s First Ladies and Hollywood celebrities.

De la Renta, who was born on July 22, 1931 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, passed away at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer. He was known for his ability to make women look beautiful no doubt stemming from his early days at Elizabeth Arden in the Sixties through the last three decades of the 20th Century and well into the second decade of the 21st. Romantic, glamorous styles were his signature: tastefully extravagant, with Parisian influence and an undercurrent of Latin pizazz. (Excerpted from Women’s Wear Daily)

At the time of his passing, Donatella Versace in her tribute called him “American fashion royalty.”

30 Comments

  1. I appreciate that USPS celebrates people and cultural milestones through their services. I feel like people would otherwise not be as informed. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Divya, Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I completely agree! xo

  2. What colorful stamps! I’d certainly pick some up even though his clothes were never my taste. But I do love the colors!

  3. These are so cute! Finally interesting stamps LOL!

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    Claudia
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  4. Wow! I love this! I had no idea! He was such a visionary and really knew how to make women look AND feel beautiful!

  5. He did such a great job dressing some of Hollywoods best and most beautiful leading ladies, this is a wonderful way to honor him. He deserves it. Really enjoyed reading your post.

  6. I love the stamps with the women walking the runway. Just beautiful.

  7. These stamps are beautiful. Almost too pretty to use! I can’t wait to see what other types of stamps will be coming out.

    • I can’t wait to see these stamps in person. A definite collector’s item! xo

  8. If those are the same price as regular stamps sign me up. How pretty. They look so colorful.

    • Collector’s stamp are usually the same as U.S. postage (at least it has in the past). I can’t wait to see these. They do look so colorful and beautiful! xo

  9. I didn’t know he passed away! I only knew that Alexander McQueen passed away within the past couple of years. The stamp is a nice tribute.

    • Katie, he passed away a couple of years ago, sadly, for the fashion world. A true genius! xo

  10. Beautiful stamps and great article for Oscar de la Renta! Informative post.

  11. Omg that is so AMAZING! I will definitely be purchasing his stamps!

  12. What an honor! I may just have to buy a pack of stamps even though I don’t use them. Haha!

  13. The stamps look beautiful, a another way to celebrate his designs. Now our letters can also be fashionable!

  14. This is cool! I’d definitely use these stamps!

  15. Hi are these beautiful stamps available at the PO now?

    • The Post Office just announced that they would be featured and released this year. I’m not certain when they will be available. Sorry!

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