Oscar De La Renta

Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He worked for Lanvin and Balmain. His eponymous fashion house has boutiques around the world including in Harrods of London and Madison Avenue in New York.

Homage to Hispanic Heritage

La Aguja de Paquita presents the work of Spaniards Mariano and Adele Fortuny (1871-1949) and Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) as a major source of inspiration for iconic designs of Manuel Pertegaz, Pedro Rodriguez, Paco Rabanne, Oscar de La Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Angel Sanchez. Our immersive exhibition depicts the diffusion of artistic ideas and innovations between these talented designers through the visual elements of construction, silhouette, colors, textures, and textiles. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, La Aguja de Paquita encourages reflection on the enduring threads of innovation, pride, and identity that define the Hispanic fashion narrative. 


Victorian and Edwardian

The “Edwardian” style broadly encompasses the years of 1901 through to 1919. In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.


100 years of fashion Current Exhibition

Parodi Costume Collection current exposition, which presents a survey of 100 years of fashion design through highlights from PCC’s Collection. PCC currently expose some of the most important dresses from different decades including Edwardian, Victorian, 1970s and more. We currently are open to visits to view our current exposition and enjoy the beautiful history of fashion.