Today in New York City, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Oscar de la Renta First-Class Forever stamps in eleven designs. The stamps also will be available at local Post Offices on February 16.
Most widely known for dressing the country’s First Ladies and celebrities, Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014) was one of the world’s leading fashion designers for 50 years. This pane of 11 stamps features an evocative black-and-white portrait of the couturier and 10 details from several of his most exquisite gowns. De la Renta’s innovative designs and close attention to detail elevated American style and brought international attention to New York as a world leader in fashion. Art Director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.