Even after his death, Oscar de la Renta is still one of the most celebrated designers in the world — and he was a United States immigrant. It’s a fact that Hillary Clinton made very clear during a speech that she gave at the unveiling of his USPS stamp Thursday in New York City. Alongside fashion icons like Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg, the former Democratic Presidential Nominee managed to celebrate the life of the designer while subtly critiquing the harsh immigration policies of the Trump administration. In the speech, she highlighted the contributions Oscar made to the U.S., pointing out that he was not born in the country. Imagine if an immigrant ban kept Oscar from coming to the U.S. and ultimately becoming an American fashion legend.
The stamp features a black and white image of Oscar with the words "usa forever" in the top right corner. “What a fitting person to be chosen by our Postal Service, mentioned, by the way in the Constitution, something we should all read and re-read in today’s times,” Hillary said. “And its choice of this immigrant who did so much for our country, his country, truly is what it means when we say, ‘USA Forever.’ Who we are, what we stand for. And let there be many, many more immigrants with the love of America that Oscar de la Renta exemplified every single day.”