We love Oscar de la Renta… and Oscar de la Renta loves Spain. We were called upon Nowness to film Oscar de la Renta and Andre Leon Tally discuss the paintings of Joaquín Sorolla alongside an exhibit of exquisite top designers, all conceived by De la Renta and curated by Leon Talley.

(Joaquín Sorolla Paintings at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York)

Text from Nowness:

Fashion Tattle: André and Oscar
Oscar de la Renta and André Leon Talley Unveil the Influence of Spanish Dress on Haute Couture

Hypnotized by polka dots and waxing lyrical about Spanish culture, Oscar de la Renta and André Leon Talley ham it up in the latest short from filmmakers Jauretsi and Crystal Moselle. The prolific designer and the Vogue Contributing Editor and cult fashion personality guide NOWNESS on a personal tour of the recently opened Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York. Conceived by De la Renta and curated by Leon Talley, the exhibit considers Spain’s sartorial legacy through the paintings of artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), a selection of elaborate traditional costumes, and designs by industry icons Yves Saint Laurent, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld.

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(Oscar de la Renta at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York)