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Renowned Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

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Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at age 82.

The cause of his death is unknown at this time, CNN reports. However, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. But last year, he reportedly told family and friends that he was “totally clean.”

De la Renta, who was commonly referred to as the “sultan of suave,” designed high-end fashion outfits for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Anne Hathaway, and many more. He is also said to have dressed every US first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.

One of his most recent work before he died was designing George Clooney’s wife Amal Alamuddin‘s wedding dress.

“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.” De la Renta once said.

R.I.P.

Photo Credit: fashionnewsmagazine.com

10 Comments

  1. BlueEyed

    October 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

    So sad to hear. RIP to an amazing talent, an artist to the truest form,great humanitarian.,an exceptionally quintessential designer in it’s real essence, best interpreter of old Hollywood glamour infused with mordern couture fashion. Lover of the woman body,always making your dresses as important as the woman who wears them,One of the most respected individuals in Fashion. you will be greatly missed and your designs would remain in the hearts of all the women across the world which you made feel beautiful. Fashion has lost an ICON.

  2. Que

    October 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Farewell ODR…. I’ve been a distant admirer, still am….for being a geat example of the kind of legacy to leave behind… xx

  3. TANTRA

    October 21, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Rest in the bosom of the Lord.

  4. Tosin

    October 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Soo sad… Ohh dear…

  5. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Truly one of the fashion greats and he will be dearly missed.

  6. Berry Dakara

    October 21, 2014 at 9:30 am

    RIP Mr. de la Renta.

    The fashion world has lost an icon 🙁

  7. Bella

    October 21, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I was so sad to hear this today o, he is clearly one of my best designers, who truly understoon the female form. I have always admired his pieces, so lady like so feminine and so sexy but never in shody revealing way. RIP ODL…

  8. FOB

    October 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    RIP Oscar.
    At least I owned one of your classic dresses (even though it was bought on sales)

  9. lala

    October 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Will be missed and I will now appreciate few of his collections in my wardrobe.

  10. Feirooz

    October 22, 2014 at 7:17 am

    RIP 🙁

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