This gorgeous piece features massive gold tulip links, four links in total, two facing in the opposite direction of the other two. This bracelet measures approx. 7.25” L x 2.5”W. The toggle clasp is signed ‘Oscar de la Renta’ on one side and ‘Made in USA’ on the opposite side. There is very light wear and, overall, is in excellent vintage condition. It is a cuff style bracelet so please measure your wrist to be certain it will fit properly. This piece wears very comfortably and is quite exceptional. Please let us know if you would like to see additional photographs or if you have any questions.
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Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo, known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican-American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy.
In 1963, de la Renta turned to Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, for advice, saying that what he really wanted was to “get into ready to wear, because that’s where the money is”. Vreeland replied, “Then go to Arden because you will make your reputation faster. She is not a designer, so she will promote you. At the other place, you will always be eclipsed by the name of Dior.” De la Renta proceeded to work for Arden for two years in New York City before he went to work for Jane Derby, an American fashion house. When Derby died in August 1965, de la Renta took over the label. From 1993 to 2002, de la Renta designed the haute couture collection for the house of Balmain, becoming the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. In 2006, the Oscar de la Renta label diversified into bridal wear. He went on to develop a distinguished career donned with numerous awards and achievements. Unfortunately, De la Renta died of complications from cancer on October 20, 2014, at his home in Kent, Connecticut, at the age of 82. His designs will be treasured forever and have become highly sought after not to mention extremely collectible.