Oscar de la Renta was such an amazing designer. He was born on July 22, 1932 in Dominican Republic and At the age of 18, he left the Caribbean to study painting in Madrid. Enticed by fashion, he switched his focus and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in haute couture. In 1961, while on vacation in Paris, he was hired for his first real fashion job at Lanvin-Castillo. Within two years, he had moved to New York and joined the American design house of Elizabeth Arden. De la Renta is the fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, movie stars, society muses and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear and dresses that wow. His flattering and feminine pieces inspired women all around the world, and his attire adored several presidential first ladies.

Just less than a month ago, Oscar designed the amazing dress for Amal Clooney for her wedding to George Clooney on September 27th and people could not stop talking about the dress. He also starred along side the beautiful bride in a photo shoot for Vogue. Oscar has also worked on so many designs for first ladies such as Nancy Reagn, Betty Ford , Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. He became very close to Hillary Clinton who honored him at last years council of fashion designers of America awards in the form of the founders award.

He recently held his show at the New York fashion week on the 9th of September. Earlier this month, Michelle Obama wore one of his designs for the first time to a cocktail party following a white house fashion education workshop she hosted. His amazing designs are always well represented. He also recently appointed Peter Copping, Nina Ricci’s artistic director as creative director of his company.

The gentleman of Fashion as he is fondly called passed away at his home in Kent on October 20,2014 and is survived by wife Annette and his adopted son Moises who is also a designer under his brand, we guess he would help maintain the legacy his father has built and keep the brand alive. This is a big blow to the fashion industry and he would surely be missed.


See Photos of  First Ladies and movie stars who are mostly fans of his amazing pieces.


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