Oscar de la Renta is a fashion designer born in the Dominican Republic in 1932. Fascinated by Spanish culture and with a growing interest in fashion design, Oscar began sketching for fashion houses and landed a position with leading couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga. In 1960, he moved to Paris and worked as a couture assistant at Lanvin. Oscar de la Renta's first fragrance, 1977's Oscar for women, was introduced and remains a worldwide best-seller today. A series of fragrances for men and women have followed. Oscar de la Renta fragrances are produced in conjunction with L'Oreal.