It has been a sad day for fashion as the legendary designer, Oscar de la Renta has died at his home in Kent, Connecticut, at age 82.
Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican fashion designer born in Santo Domingo. Born in 1932, he left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid, Spain. He soon developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Spain's designer Cristobal Balenciaga. De la Renta made his name in the early 1960s when the then first lady, Jackie Kennedy, frequently wore his designs. He launched his own label several years later. Over the following decades he dressed nearly every first lady up to and including Michelle Obama.
An award-winning designer, he worked for the likes of Lanvin and Balmain leading to his own eponymous fashion house that continues to dress many leading figures today. De la Renta has become known for his beautiful gowns and ethereal beauty in which he designs and he will, no doubt, be hugely missed. Oscar had worked right up to his death and recently had shown his beautiful Sping/Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week. As always the show was full of stunning, red carpet ready gowns and I personally adored the colour palette. Take a peak at the show and bid farewell to a fantastically talented designer. De la Renta has had a fantastic career and the fashion world is saddened by the news.