Fashion Legend, Oscar de La Renta, Dies

Marie Bobb

Iconic fashion designer, Oscar de La Renta, has recently lost his battle to cancer at the age of 82, and the whole fashion world is currently in mourning. De La Renta was loved by many including his wife and son. He designed dresses for some of the biggest celebrities out right now such as Taylor Swift, Penelope Cruz, and Jessica Alba.

That is just one of many of the statements made about this legend. De La Renta had an extreme influence on the fashion world from the way designers worked to the dresses celebrities and First Ladies wore to the biggest of events.

De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. to study painting, but on his journey he discovered his love for fashion. Oscar de la Renta received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Parsons’ 58th Annual Benefit and Fashion Show in 2006. He also received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2000. In February 1990, he was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are just a few of his amazing creations:

Chanel Iman wears Oscar de La Renta on the runway.
A model glimmering in Oscar de La Renta’s fashion.
A model struts the runway in Oscar de La Renta fashion at the famous NY fashion week.