NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today issued Forever stamps honoring Oscar de la Renta, one of the world’s leading fashion designers, during a ceremony at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The stamps are being sold as a pane of 11 stamps.
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.
“These beautiful stamps illustrate his highly polished style and tremendous skill, which helped bridge the gap between American and French designers of trend-setting fashions for women.”
Walker was joined at the stamp dedication ceremony by Secretary Hillary Clinton; Michael R. Bloomberg, founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of the City of New York; Alexander Bolen, chief executive officer, Oscar de la Renta LLC; Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor in chief of Vogue; and Anderson Cooper, journalist and author.