Oscar de La Renta Stamp Ceremony to Include Clinton, Wintour, Cooper

The U.S. Postal Service will walk boldly down the runway next month as it hosts its most fashionable first-day ceremony ever when it honors fashion designer Oscar de la Renta on a set of new forever stamps.

The 11 stamps — 10 featuring details from dresses and gowns designed by de la Renta — along with a single stamp of the designer’s black-and-white portrait – will be formally released at 11 a.m. February 16 Vanderbilt Hall East at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

Oscar de la Renta souvenir sheet of 11.
Oscar de la Renta souvenir sheet of 11.

The ceremony occurs during what is known as Fashion Week when designers release their latest collections, often to the glitz and glamour of special showings.

Those scheduled to be on hand for the stamp ceremony include former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor in chief of Vogue magazine; Alexander L. Bolen, chief executive officer, Oscar de la Renta, LLC; Anderson Cooper, journalist, author, and son of designer Gloria Vanderbilt; and Janice D. Walker, vice president, Corporate Communications, U.S. Postal Service.

The Postal Service notes that there will be no autograph session, something typically held at many first-days allowing those in attendance to briefly interact with those taking part in the ceremony.

Internet glimpses of appreciations for the designer inevitably include the words “pioneer,” “elegant,” and “gentleman.”

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Oscar de la Renta, St. Louis Arch, Hawaiian Garden on New 2017 U.S. Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced another grouping of stamps to be issued in 2017. Here are links to the other 2017 stamps previously revealed in September and another batch in November. No issue dates have been announced for these newly revealed 2017 stamps.

Here is the USPS press release on the new stamps:

Additional 2017 Stamps Announced
Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta,
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch Featured

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service today announced more stamps to be issued in 2017.

“The new year is shaping up to be exceptional as the Postal Service continues to produce stamps that celebrate the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation,” said Mary-Anne Penner, U.S. Postal Service Director, Stamp Services. “We are very excited to showcase these miniature works of art to help continue telling America’s story as we add to the lineup of 2017 stamps announced earlier.”

Here are the newest additions:

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