Fits and Fresh Starts: Inside Oscar de la Renta

Alex John Beck

After three seasons at the helm of Oscar de la Renta, the house’s pair of designers continue to revere and reimagine the creations of the label’s late namesake.

A number of New York City–based fashion bastions have undergone sweeping changes of late—Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Tiffany & Co. Nowhere is this more true than at the 42nd Street atelier of Oscar de la Renta. In the time since de la Renta’s passing, in October 2014, his brand—beloved by bold-faced uptown doyennes and Instagram-famous debutantes for its polished, prim, and ve...