The world this morning woke up to news that fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82. The designer to the stars has died aged 82 after battling cancer, family have confirmed this morning with a statement:
‘While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us.
‘Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company.
‘All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward.
‘We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.‘ – Team ODLR
Oscar was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, De la Renta was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jackie Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010. De la Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. Take a look at my favourite looks here: