Go postal gorgeously – Oscar de la Renta stamps


Yay! The Federal government finally did something! And they did something good. Last February the U.S. Postal Service issued Forever stamps honoring Oscar de la Renta, a native of the Dominican Republic and one of the world’s leading fashion designers.

The Oscar de la Renta stamp pane includes 11 images — an evocative black-and-white portrait of de la Renta and 10 stamps that show details from some of his most exquisite gowns.

Oscar, you are headed right for my cable television bill. Thank you for beautifying that.

For 50 years, de la Renta created glamorous, sophisticated clothes that showcased the distinctively feminine attributes of the women who wore them. His innovative designs and close attention to detail elevated American style and brought international attention to New York as world leader in fashion.

“The Postal Service is proud to honor Oscar de la Renta for his genius and pioneering leadership in the fashion industry,” said Janice Walker, vice president, Corporate Communications, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamp.

This is what we get when women hold positions of power. Thank you, Janice, for parsing a little beauty before the public eye. A lovely photo below of Hillary Clinton and friends who rolled out the stamps at Grand Central Station a few months ago. Kind of wondering why our First Lady, a former model, or our First Daughter, who parades around in high couture gear all the time, was not a part of this.

The portrait photo of de la Renta is by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.The photo of the light pink dress is by Norman Jean Roy. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

Oscar de la Renta stamps | your local post office or online here

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