Last week, the fashion world paid its last tribute to Oscar de la Renta, ‘the most famous American designer’, who died of cancer in his home in Kent, Connecticut last Monday, October 20, at the age of 82.

Born Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta, who became a celebrity both in Europe and the United States, remained a dedicated ambassador of this small Caribbean nation throughout his life.

While studying at the Fine Art Academy in Madrid, Oscar became...

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