Oscar de la Renta exhibit opens at Bush library

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This July 17, 2014 photo shows former first lady Laura Bush speaks during an interview next to her Oscar de la Renta dress and coat she wore to the swearing-in ceremony at her husband’s 2005 inauguration that are on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. €œOscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows former first lady Laura Bush looking at a description next to Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta’s career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows former first lady Laura Bush looking at Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, w€hich runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta'€™s career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta'€™s career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta'€™s career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. €œOscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows Oscar de la Renta outfits on display in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. €œOscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
This July 17, 2014 photo shows former first lady Laura Bush, left, talking about the dress her daughter Jenna Bush Hager wore to her 2008 wedding at the family's Crawford ranch and the teal mother-of-the bride dress, right, that she wore the same day during an interview in Dallas. The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective on de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style,€ which runs through Oct. 5, features designs worn by everyone from celebrities to socialites to first ladies. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Jenna Bush, 26, daughter of President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, poses for photos prior to her marriage to Henry Hager at an outdoor ceremony on the Bush family's Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas, Saturday, May 10, 2008. Her wedding gown is by Oscar de la Renta, a top New York designer and favorite of the first lady's. It's made of organza, a sheer fabric, with embroidery and matte beading. Jenna has described the dress as "simple and elegant." (AP Photo/The White House/Shealah Craighead)
An Oscar de la Renta pantsuit, center, worn by Former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, is displayed next to other creations by the designer at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, July 8, 2013. The "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit is on display at the Clinton library until Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FILE - President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton appear at the MTV Ball at the Washington Convention Center Jan. 20, 1993. New York fashion designer Oscar de la Renta created a long embroidered tulle gown with matching cape that Mrs. Clinton will wear to the 1997 inaugural balls, the White House said. In going to de la Renta, Mrs. Clinton selected a more established fashion couturier to outfit her than the designer she hired four years ago. Sarah Phillips, who designed the violet-and-lace creation Mrs. Clinton wore to the 1993 inauguration, had less than two years experience as a designer. (AP Photo/Shayna Brennan, files)
Designer Oscar de la Renta, right, speaks on stage next to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
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By Jamie Stengle
DALLAS (AP) - More than 60 creations that span designer Oscar de la Renta's 50-year career are going on display in Dallas.

"Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style" opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and runs through Oct. 5.

The exhibit includes gowns worn by actresses on red carpets and those worn by former first ladies including Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan.

Laura Bush says the exhibit was de la Renta's idea. She said the designer asked if he could do a show at the library, and she was thrilled because she'd always envisioned "a show of clothes" there.

Her daughter Jenna Bush Hager's wedding dress is among the garments on display, along with the former first lady's turquoise mother-of-the bride dress.

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