The fashion world has lost a true icon. Beloved by fashionistas, brides, starletts and everyone in between, Oscar de le Renta was a true artist.
Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta moved to Madrid when he was 18 to study the masters of painting. After falling in love with fashion, he worked for Balenciaga and Lanvin before launching his own label in the sixties.
Most recently, he dressed Mrs Clooney, Amal Alamuddin in two effortlessly chic yet intricate and sophisticated emsembles. She told Vogue Magazine, “George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t image anyone more able than Oscar de la Renta to capture this mood in a dress.”
His legacy will live on in the beautiful confections he created and the millions of women who have been touched and inspired by his genius. As I reflect on the life and creativity of Oscar de la Renta, I will remember his motto, “Live, love and laugh.”