Your snail mail is about to get a lot more stylish. The United States Postal Service has announced that Oscar de la Renta will be among the lineup for stamps in 2017. According to Mary-Anne Penner, director for stamp services at the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Service "celebrates the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation." This roster of 11 different stamps, which include a portrait of the fashion designer, will be seen as small works of art that showcase de la Renta's work as well as tell a part of America's history.
The late fashion designer, who passed in 2014, was known to dress first ladies and celebrities alike (ahem, Kate Bosworth's wedding gown, anyone?). For more than 50 years, he was one of the fashion industry's most influential designers.
The series features a black and white portrait of the designer and ten detailed shots of prints from some of his most famous gowns. USPS art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps, as reported by Women's Wear Daily.
De la Renta was most known for making any woman beautiful. His extravagant and intricate ball gowns always carried the elegance of Parisian influence while also incorporating his Dominican roots into the works.
I don't know about you, but these stamps will definitely be making an appearance on my envelopes.
Take a closer look at some of the detailed stamps.
Talk about fun.
Image: U.S. Postal Service