Guys I’m devastated that Oscar de la Renta has died, I always dreamed of meeting him because he was on of my favorite fashion designers and now I’ll never get the chance too. Not only was he an amazing designer but he was a kindred soul and the very definition of elegance, so I am deeply saddened and I hope he rests in peace among beautiful angels.
Oscar de la Renta, who died this evening at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, was fashion’s favorite ladies’ man. His Latin-lover good looks, fascination with feminine style, strong color sense and impeccable social skills — a wonderful sense of…
"We have to celebrate all that women have achieved in such a short period of time. This is the most exciting time to be dressing a woman. Never before has a woman been so in control of her destiny. My inspiration is always the anonymous woman on the street, the woman with a busy, full life. I think about her needs and what she will want to wear. My role as a designer has always been to design clothes that address a woman’s life and make her feel beautiful - that is what continues to inspire me creatively…”
Oscar de la Renta, in an undated interview with Vivian Chen
Designer Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014), working with American débutante Beatrice Lodge, c. 1956.