Oh no! Oscar de la Renta died! - Sans Pareil

Oh no! Oscar de la Renta died!


On October 20th in his home in Kent, Connecticut, United States, iconic American fashion designer; Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82. The designer had been battling cancer since 2006.

De la Renta died at his home surrounded by family and “more than a few dogs,”  according to a handwritten statement given to The Associated Press and signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen – also the CEO of Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta had appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his eponymous brand just last week. As of Tuesday (U.S.A time) morning, Oscar de la Renta’s homepage features a handwritten note from Eliza and Alex. It reads “He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms.” The statement did not specify a cause of death, but as stated above, de la Renta had spoken in the past of having
With a career spanning more than 50 years, de la Renta has dressed everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Hillary Clinton. Most recently, Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Alamuddin donned a truly spectacular de la Renta gown when she married actor George Clooney last month.
De la Renta’s specialty was evening-wear, though he also was known for chic daytime suits favored by the women who would gather at the Four Seasons or Le Cirque at lunchtime. His signature looks were voluminous skirts, exquisite embroideries and rich colours.
De la Renta gave up the title of chief executive of his company in 2004, handing over business duties to the Bolens, but he remained active on the design end, continuing to show his collections during New York Fashion Week.

The iconic and influential designer will truly be missed. 

To remember the designer, I’ve made a little photo gallery of my favourite Oscar de la Renta designs below. 
Emma Watson .

Hillary Clinton. 

Kirsten Dunst. 

Amal Alamuddin.

Jessica Biel. 



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