Step into late fashion icon Oscar de la Renta’s coastal garden in the Dominican Republic for a master class in multi-disciplinary design. The runway giant was known for an unlikely hobby: trading his finesse with fabrics for periods of quiet, self-disciplined horticulture. In sheer contrast to his high-profile lifestyle, his Punta Cana home is nestled in a lush gardenscape of the designer’s own creation. Shaped by his practiced touch, the gardens still bloom with a clear-eyed appreciation for native desert plants, naturalistic walkways, and carefully angled designs.
It’s no surprise that in my world the outdoors is as important as the indoors. After all, what’s a beautiful interior without equally beautiful surroundings?
New York-based photographer William Waldron shot de la Renta’s beautiful surroundings with trademark thoughtfulness and clarity. Waldron’s clients, who include Oprah and The New York Times, speak to his sheer level of his skill. His pictures perfectly showcase the location’s vibrant exterior and delicate design.