Oscar de la Renta dies at the age of 82

The fashion world was left speechless Monday when the news broke that iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta had passed away . Oscar was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 but stated this year that he was cancer free. Oscar de la Renta was know for dressing Presidential wives such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and just recently Amal Alamuddin wife of George Clooney . His cause of death has not been announced .


De la Renta was born in Santo, Dominican Republic , He left the DR in 1950 to study painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid.  In the 1950’s he worked in Madrid with Cristobal Balenciaga .

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He has had tenure at Elizabeth Arden , Seventh Avenue until he started his own line in 1960. Oscar de la Renta became the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America during this time as well.

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Earlier this year Peter Copping was announced as the new creative director of Oscar de la Renta. 

Dominican American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies 82

A visionary and pioneer was his life and he will truly be missed .

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