The fashion world says goodbye to one of its icons: Oscar de la Renta, who died at the age of 82 years. The designer had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
To confirm the death of the famous fashion designer family, without offering any details.
Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, became famous in the early 60s you dress for Jackie Kennedy. And in his clothes have alternated many American first lady: 80s dressed Nancy Reagan, and later designed the clothes of Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for the opening day of the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Clinton tied him to a special friendship: by introducing it to a retrospective of his work, Hillary Clinton has called synonymous with “elegance and timeless beauty. His clothes offer each of us the chance to feel special.”
In 2012, Clinton, along with another small group of friends – were guests in Punta Cana, where – he then said De la Renta – “There are two rules: there can be no talk of substance and nothing nice to say about other. ”
Many Hollywood stars who have worn his creations on the red carpet, Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidnam. One of his latest creations was for what has been called the most powerful woman in London: Amal Clooney. The dress worn by the famous lawyer to pronounce the fateful yes with George Clooney has been made by De la Renta.
His name has come to the public with ‘Sex and the City’, where it was cited as a style icon and her creations praised and worn by the protagonists.
After studying painting in Spain, Oscar de la Renta fell in love with fashion and did the apprentice by Cristobal Balenciaga, who later became his mentor, before landing at Lanvin in Paris.
The first collection under his own name is in the mid 60s. De La Renta was married twice: his first wife, Francois de Langlade, editor of Vogue France died in 1983, and so far he has lived with his second wife Annette Reed and their eight dogs rescued from the pound. Dogs, as he himself said, dictated the timing of their life.