“You can’t go wrong with Oscar.” -First Lady, Michelle Obama
Dominican-Republic born fashion designer, Oscar De La Renta touched the spirits, and seams of many. He’s dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, celebrities favor his designs for red carpet events and he most recently designed the dress George Clooney’s wife wore at their wedding. He was loved, he was respected and he was cherished dearly. One of Oscar’s most famous quotes was “Walk like you’ve got three men walking behind you.” He was very big on making women feel beautiful and confident, and his designs did just that.
The cause of death is unknown as of now, however Oscar was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. He was said to be healthy and cancer-free just last year. Last week, his company appointed Peter Copping as the creative director. The fashion world mourns the loss of an icon, to say the least. Oscar leaves behind his second wife, Annette Reed and a son.
“We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.” -Oscar De La Renta