Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has announced that late fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, will have a street named after him in the city in which his eponymous eveningwear label was born.
The exact location is yet to be revealed, but the homage is part of a bill signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on February 5 that will see a total of 56 thoroughfares and public places in the city renamed.
Announcing the news at the home of Made Fashion Week in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, Fashionista reports that the Mayor called the Dominican designer a ‘giant of the industry’ who will ‘forever be ingrained in the fabric of the city.’
Already a design icon, his cementing as a physical landmark comes almost four months after the legendary designer’s death. Following a long battle with cancer, de la Renta passed away on October 20, 2014 surrounded his family and ‘more than a few dogs’.
An alumnus of Balenciaga and Lanvin, his death came just six days after he announced his successor as British designer Peter Copping, who will show his first collection for the brand next week during New York Fashion Week.