OSCAR DE LA RENTA has been named as the recipient of this year's Superstar Award at The Fashion Group International's 26th annual Night of Stars.
The Dominican-born designer, who continues to show his ready-to-wear collections at New York Fashion Week, was named for his contribution to the industry over a lengthy career - as well as his current output.
"Oscar personifies the word 'superstar,'" Margaret Hayes, president of The Fashion Group International, told WWD. "While this award honours his lifetime achievements, it is also in recognition of the vitality and creativity clearly apparent in his current collections."
The award, which this year is themed "The Storytellers", will be presented to de la Renta at a star-studded gala at New York's Cipriani on October 22, emceed by Barneys's Simon Doonan.