“The great thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”
– Oscar de la Renta
Renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, died on Monday at the age of 82 after losing his battle with cancer.
The designer – known for whimsical, romantic, feminine gowns that frequent Hollywood’s red carpets – passed away at his home in Kent, Connecticut. The Dominican Republic-born fashion icon, who recently designed Amal Alamuddin’s gown for her wedding to actor George Clooney, dressed a plethora of famous women with his elegant pieces – ranging from A-list actresses to American first ladies to fashionistas.
De la Renta’s friends, fans and style peers took to social media to offer condolences and memories in remembrance of one of the fashion world’s leading men.
Oscar de la Renta was a wonderful designer, a true Renaissance man. His voice will continue to sing in our hearts. Love Diane — DVF (@DVF) October 21, 2014
“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” RIP Oscar de la Renta. — Neiman Marcus (@neimanmarcus) October 21, 2014
Truly saddened by the loss of one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. Oscar de la Renta will be greatly missed. — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 21, 2014
Rest In Peace, Oscar de la Renta.
(Feature photo via @OscarPRGirl Instagram)