Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at age 82.
Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta has passed away, a family member confirms to ABC news. There’s no word yet on his exact cause of death. Most recently,Oscar De La Rentadesigned Amal Clooney’s wedding dress. Credits: Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de La Renta Dead at 82 – B. Scott
“They want to look pretty,” Givhan says. “And his clothes were not these sort of experimental garments where, you know, sleeves or armholes were optional. And he wasn’t sort of this guy who made fashion all about him. You could really tell that the work was there to make women look and feel their best.”
Givhan joins de la Renta’s legacy to be reflected on by Inskeep.
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.
The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many of their children, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton.
“We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful,” former first lady Laura Bush said late Monday night.
The cause of his death, announced by close family friends and industry colleagues, was not immediately clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said last year he was “totally clean.”
“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” he told an audience at New York’s 92Y “Fashion Talks” series in June 2013. “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.” Credits: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
Oscar De La Renta had six sisters and his mom supported his interest in fine arts.
Believe one of the charming things about the sort was that he had panache and a particular appeal and in lots of ways it is something you do not actually see. I mean, the most recent time that I interviewed the sort I remember that he apologized because he’d taken his tie off. I mean, who does? I do not believe I have ever seen the sort in anything other than a suit. So clearly was a sense of propriety about the sort, but he had a wicked sense of humor. The sort loved a great, dishy narrative. … The sort would certainly dish the dirt in a fantastic, amusing, sort of manner that is naughty. And you know, I think because sort of was great pleasure to be around that he endeared him to girls.
A sequence of first ladies, however you can enlarge that and you’ll be able to contain Nicki Minaj and Sarah Jessica Parker and Rihanna. And that is what I believe is sort of remarkable about his work, that it managed to reach across these generations. I mean Laura Bush was dressed by him however he dressed Jenna Bush Hager. So that is a fairly broad variety.
Schooled in the mastery of European couture, de la Renta worked until the end of his life, most recently designing the wedding dress for human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who wed Hollywood heart throb George Clooney in Venice last month.
One of the world’s most eminent designers, his frocks were worn by American first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan to Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, as well as film stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker. Credits: ‘made women look and feel beautiful’: Oscar de la Renta has died
I believe lots of designers, and at times to their credit, they have an agenda that is to say something about the culture or to reveal they have this kind of higher-minded intellectual quest. However, I believe occasionally we lose those designers — or do not give them as many kudos — who actually are about only making girls appear rather…
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