We are having a very stylish start to 2017, especially for the snail-mail lovers out there. This year your snail mail will be sent in style, with the introduction of the U.S. Postal Service’s new Stamps. The iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will be featured in a new line of stamps for 2017, making him appear on several letters across the country soon.
The designs are part of a series that will “celebrate the people, events, and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation,” Mary-Anne Penner, director for stamp services at USPS.
Before his death in 2014, Oscar de la Renta established himself as a giant in the fashion industry. He rose to success in the 1960s working for Elizabeth Arden, and then-first lady Jacqueline Kennedy became one of his first muses. The late designer dressed first ladies, supermodels, actresses, and everyone in between, during his career.
His death came as a shock to the fashion community, as de la Renta was viewed as one of the top American designers of his time, reigning for almost 50 years. He’s dressed everyone from socialites, Hollywood stars some of the first ladies. His most memorable White House looks were Laura Bush’s blue gown for the 2005 inaugural ball, Nancy Reagan’s bright red gown to the President’s Dinner in 1988 and Michelle Obama’s printed blue gown for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
Oscar De La Renta To Be Featured On Postal Stamps In 2017
The Oscar de la Renta stamps. Courtesy USPS
Now, there will be 11 postage stamps that honor his legacy. One will feature a black and white portrait of the designer and the rest will feature detailed shots of his most famous works. The USPS’ longtime art director Derry Noyes, designed the series of stamps, where 10 of the stamps are colorful ones. They include details such has his red ruffled frock to the designer’s final collection for the spring 2015 season of the bright floral print.
Now, even your letters can wear a bit of couture!
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