Wednesday, January 11, 2017
US Stamps on Fashion designers!
The United States Postal Service announced that it will be honoring one of America’s most iconic fashion designers. Beginning in the new year, the USPS will release a series of 11 stamps featuring an Inez and Vinoodh–photographed portrait of Oscar de la Renta and individual homages to some of his signature designs. There are zoomed-in studies of his boldly colorful and artfully draped pink, green, and yellow taffeta ball skirts; a close-up view of blue pleated ruffles; and, of course, the intricate floral prints he was so celebrated for. Though the designer sadly passed away in the fall of 2014 at age 82, his house still stands proudly at the pinnacle of American fashion design.
It is rare, at least here in the U.S., for a major fashion designer to grace their own postage stamp, but that doesn’t mean other countries haven’t paid respect to their own homegrown sartorial heroes. Back in 2012, the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail released a special series of stamps featuring the likenesses and work of designers like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Earlier this year, J.W.Anderson sold a set of postage stamps decorated with the Spring 2016 campaign images shot by Jamie Hawkesworth.
So, dear technophiles, you might want to put down the email-filled iPhone and close the direct messages on Instagram. With these new Oscar de la Renta stamps, the whole signed, sealed, delivered thing just became a lot more appealing.
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