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Bush Center Announces Oscar de la Renta Exhibition

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style
George W. Bush Presidential Center
July 19 through October 5, 2014

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will host a major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, exploring his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces.

“Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style,” features more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time. The exhibit will open July 19, 2014 and continue through October 5 at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Known for his artistic eye and exquisite craftsmanship, Mr. de la Renta has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Bush. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining.

Highlights include clothing worn by Mrs. Laura Bush and daughters Jenna and Barbara, two generations of prominent American women who appreciate Mr. de la Renta’s enduring style. Additional garments from sophisticated Texas women will also be on display. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.

The special exhibition, the largest and most comprehensive look at Oscar de la Renta’s 50-year career, is exclusively at the Bush Center.

About the George W. Bush Presidential Center

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute. The Bush Center complex is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. To purchase tickets online, please visit To learn more about the Bush Center, please visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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