Women like to be dressed as stylishly as Oscar de la Renta. The designer's namesake firm designs couture and ready-to-wear apparel for men and women and licenses its name for a number of products, including jewelry, eyewear, lingerie, home furnishings, luggage, swimwear, fragrance, and furs. Other collections made by the company are sold under the OSCAR by Oscar de la Renta and Pink Label brands (the latter licensed to apparel marketer Kellwood). Oscar de la Renta sells its products in upscale department stores and specialty shops worldwide. Its apparel is made in the US and Italy. Dominican Republic-born designer and owner Oscar de la Renta and partner Ben Shaw (now deceased) founded the company in 1966.