It is a sad day in the fashion world. Oscar de la Renta the Dominican "sultan of style" has passed away today due to an undisclosed illness. Mr. de la Renta had just recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress. He also showed had a line shown for this past Fashion Week. The Balenciaga mentored and former Lanvin designer launched his line in 1965. Unlike some other designers of the day he did not negotiate being the sole owner of his line. A mistake he saw dear friends like Halston and many other designers make.
Mr. De la Renta dressed the likes of SJP, and former First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy-Onasis, Nancy Reagan and Hilary Clinton. He will forever be remembered for his great personal style and talent for dressing women. Here are some pics of the designer and some of his fashions:
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
This is a picture of a dress from this past fashion week courtesy of Vanity Fair:
Last but not least here is my favorite pic of the designer with Oscar the grouch commemorating 40 years of Seame Street featured in and courtesy of Harper's Bazaar.
Those of you who have any of this genius's fashions now have a piece of fashion history. We hope the designers at his line will continue to use his aesthetic and influence to dress women for years to come.
Until next time Angels,