Beauty, optimism, and confidence. Oscar de la Renta's designs really do bring out the best in us. We have been lucky enough to be in the presence of this great fashion icon a handful of times at the annual League to Save Lake Tahoe Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show, and we remember the last picture we snapped of the designer before his 2014 passing.

 A true philanthropist at heart, Oscar spoke so frequently about the importance of beauty in life. In memoriam this past year, we all remembered how Oscar felt about Lake Tahoe: "This place is a gift from god."

The Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective debuted at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia in 2015, and is ready to spread the beauty and loving memory of Oscar in San Francisco.  With more than 130 ensembles in this world-retrospective, this special exhibition, which was curated by VOGUE editor-at-large André Leon Talley, opens at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park March 12th. (Check out Talley's Instagram for a preview.) Buy your tickets now and prepare to pay tribute to one of the most beloved and influential fashion designers of our time.

Oscar de la Renta: The RetrospectiveMarch 12, 2016 - May 30, 2016

De Young Museum,  50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

[Photo via De Young Museum]