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Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta 

July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away October 20th at the age of 82. The fashion mogul is a much respected presence within the fashion world and his influence will be sorely missed.

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, de la Renta began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses at the tender age of 18. He was soon to procure an apprenticeship with Spain’s most treasured international fashion designer Christobal Balenciaga, then settling as a couture assisstant with Lanvin in Paris and as they say… the rest is history!

The Oscar de la Renta brand most recently made the press for being responsible for the wedding gown of the now Mrs. Clooney. The couple, Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney wed in Venice this year.

Let’s take a look back on some Oscar de la Renta gowns that wowed us as we pay our respects to a fashion industry great…

Amal Alamuddin

Amy Adams

Jessica Alba

Amy Adams

Met Gala May 2014

Zooey Deschanel

Cameron Diaz

Anne Hathaway

Jessica Chastain

American Film Festival Sept 2014

Megan Fox

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere Aug 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Met Gala May 2014

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