Françoise de Langlade
Françoise de Langlade
|Died||June 17, 1983 (age 62)|
Manhattan, New York, US
|Occupation||Fashion magazine editor|
|Spouse(s)||Jean Bruere (divorced)|
Nicholas Bagenow (divorced)
Oscar de la Renta (1967-1983, her death)
Françoise de Langlade (1921 – June 17, 1983) was a magazine editor with Conde Nast Publications and the wife of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1973.
De Langlade was born in Paris, the daughter of an insurance salesman from Bordeaux, France, and a mother from Martinique. She was educated in Paris. She started her career in fashion with The House of Schiaparelli, which she left to work at Harper's Bazaar. She joined French Vogue in 1951, where she served as Fashion Editor and Editor-in-Chief. In 1967, she married Oscar de la Renta and moved to the United States. In 1968, she joined American Vogue where she served as Editor-at-Large. She also worked as a Fashion and Beauty Editor for Elizabeth Arden International. She is credited with using her established network of contacts to help promote her husband's brand.
De Langlade married three times. Her first husband was French businessman Jean Bruere with whom she had one son, Jean Marc Bruere; the marriage ended in divorce. Her second husband was diplomat, Nicholas Bagenow; they also divorced. In 1967, she married Oscar de la Renta. The de la Rentas had homes in Manhattan, Kent, Connecticut, and Santo Domingo. She died of bone cancer in 1983.
- New York Times: "FRANCOISE DE LA RENTE, 62, A LEADER IN FASHION" by ENID NEMY June 18, 1983
- Vanity Fair: The International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 2014 August 2014
- Oscar de la Renta retrieved October 21, 2014
- Gross, Michael Rogues' Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art p. 461
- People: "Child Raising Is a Piece of Cake for An Adoptive Papa-to-Be, Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta" By Harriet Shapiro September 9, 1985
- New York Magazine: "Positively the Last Word on Francois and Oscar" by Ann Simmons January 19, 1981