Schengen zone is a well known zone consisting of 26 beautiful countries. Most of these countries are actually a part of European continent. Switzerland, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Norway are some of the most famous tourist destinations. This zone was basically formed to abolish the formalities of passport and immigration while crossing the borders. Due to various legal formalities, it was quite disturbing for the travelers to cross the borders of neighboring countries. As a solution to this problem, an agreement was made under which the countries that agree for the rules of agreement make a part of this zone. This agreement came as a relieving element for the travelers. The nationals of zonal countries can travel any other zonal country without the requirement of fulfilling the checkpoint requirements of that country. The people traveling to the countries of this zone also have to face similar policy. International travelers don’t require obtaining a different visa to travel to any of the zonal countries; instead they need to obtain only a single visa to travel to any of the zonal countries. For the international travelers, the whole schengen zone makes a single country thereby making traveling simple for them.
Everyone traveling to a new country has a reason of travel. Some people travel just to explore a new country, some travel for business or official purpose, some travel for educational reasons whereas; some travel for spending quality time with loved ones. Holidays trips are the most common reasons of travelers visiting zonal countries. People make travel plans with their families and friends to visit other countries. Europe has become a hot favorite for the travelers in recent times.
Traveling to European countries is quite common these days. It can be really difficult to get timely help in some cases. Even after getting help, the cost of hospitalization may cost dearly. Travel insurance helps in such cases by providing timely help to the insurer. This insurance also helps the insurer by paying off or reimbursing the hospitalizations expenses. This insurance can be obtained by the travelers according to their traveling needs. Single and multi trip travel insurance are the two insurance plans offered to the tourists according to their traveling desires. Applying for a French Schengen visa depend on several factors such as whether a visa is required by Foreign National; document holding of residence in France or another country adhering to the Schengen Agreement; number of days of stay; and which part of the territory of the French Republic the foreign national is to visit.
Oscar de la Renta Dress, 2-Piece
Image by national museum of american history
Maker: Oscar de la Renta
Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Red, heavy weight silk organdy with moire weave; DRESS-bias-cut bodice with shoulder straps; shaped waist-to-hip yoke; full gathered skirt; left side zipper opening; bodice lined; skirt lined in organza; SASH-four-inch-wide single layer; overcast edges.
This dress was most likely worn to a charitable event by the donor. Born in Iran, she was educated in England. When she visited the United States during a summer school break, she met and married an American. She became actively involved in many New York City charities and political causes. She could not remember specific events to which she wore this dress, but it was most likely among these.
The dress was made by Oscar de la Renta. Born in 1932, he is the son of a Dominican Republic insurance agent and his wife. At the age of 17 he traveled to Madrid, Spain to study art, as he wanted to be a painter. To pay for his art studies, he began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses. He first thought seriously about a career in fashion when he designed a debutante gown for the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Spain. A photographic story of the party to which she wore it appeared in Life magazine. Soon after, he landed a job at Eisa, Balenciaga’s couture house in Madrid. In 1961, he was hired as an assistant to Antonio del Castillo at the Lanvin-Castillo couture house in Paris. Following the same course as Castillo, de la Renta moved to New York in 1963 to design the custom-made collection at Elizabeth Arden.
In 1965, he joined the wholesale house of Jane Derby, and became a partner in the business. After Derby’s retirement in 1967, he changed the name of the company and produced luxury women’s ready-to-wear. De la Renta became known for his feminine, romantic, and dramatic evening clothes utilizing elaborate fabrics and embroideries. This dress is evidence of this in its use of an unusual moire silk. In 1993 de la Renta was hired by the House of Balmain to design its couture collection, becoming the first American designer since Mainbocher to design couture in Paris, France.
Credit: Gift of Lilly Lawrence
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