Tuesday, October 21, 2014

R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014

Oscar 2014

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died from complications of cancer last night. He was 82. De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, below, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

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He leaves a lifetime of beautiful gowns and beautiful memories behind. Here are some highlights of his illustrious career.

1969

1969. A model in a frothy display of organza ruffles, ala Oscar.

1982

1982. Two models on the runway wearing ruffled bouffant taffeta skirts.

1986

1986. Christy Turlington was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Bill King for the September issue of Vogue.

1988 LIZ

1989. De la Renta and Liza Minnelli at the CFDA Awards, which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

1989

1989. The designer with actress Audrey Hepburn.

1991 FLORAL

1991. A model takes to the catwalk in a look from the designer’s spring/summer 1992 collection in Paris.

1992

1992. Eva Herzigova in a black cutout dress from the designer’s spring/summer 1993 show in Paris.

1993

1993. Carla Bruni in a paisley-print look from the designer’s spring/summer 1993 collection in Paris.

1995

1995. An Oscar de la Renta creation for Pierre Balmain, from the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 1995-96 couture show.

1996

1996. Ruched silk was the order of the day at a fashion show in New York.

1998

1998. De la Renta waves to the crowd at the end of his spring/summer 1999 show in New York.

1999

1999. Naomi Campbell walks in the designer’s autumn/winter 1999 show in New York.

2000

2000. Gisele Bündchen takes to the catwalk in a striped ruffled skirt and white shirt.

2002

2002. A leather cap and khaki hues from the designer’s autumn/winter 2003 show in New York.

2003

2003. Sarah Jessica Parker wore an Oscar de la Renta dress in this season six episode of Sex And The City.

2006

2006. With American Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the designer’s autumn/winter 2006 show.

2007 PURPLE DRESS

2007. Stella Tennant was photographed wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown by Benjamin Alexander for the September issue of Vogue.

2007 WITH RALPH

2007. With Ralph Lauren at the CFDA Awards, where he was awarded Womenswear Designer of the Year for the second time in his career.

2007

2007. Model Agness Deyn wears a striking feather-embellished creation from the label’s spring/summer 2008 collection.

2009 RED

2009. A model in an appliquéd red and black gown at the designer’s autumn/winter 2009 show.

2009 VOGUE AGAIN

2009. Mario Testino photographed Lara Stone in an Oscar de la Renta gown for the December issue of Vogue.

2009 VOGUE B W

2009. Doutzen Kroes was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Patrick Demarchelier for the December issue of Vogue.

2009

2009. Kate Hudson attended the New York premiere of her film Bride Wars wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown.

2010

2010. Jessica Biel attended the Los Angeles Premiere of Valentine’s Day wearing an asymmetric Oscar de la Renta gown.

2011 KATE

2011. Kate Moss was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for the August issue of Vogue.

2011 VOGUE COVER

2011. Freja Beha Erichsen was photographed wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown by Mario Testino for the May cover of Vogue.

2011 VOGUE PRINTED DRESS

2011. Jason Bell photographed Jessica Brown Findlay wearing Oscar de la Renta for the August issue of Vogue.

2011 VOGUE RED

2011. Laura Carmichael, wearing Oscar de la Renta, photographed by Jason Bell for the August issue of Vogue.

2011

2011. After-dark elegance at the designer’s autumn/winter 2011 show in New York.

2012

2012. Oscar de la Renta, at his spring/summer 2013 show.

2013 AMY ADAMS

2013. Amy Adams in an Oscar De La Renta strapless lavender gown at the Oscars.

2013 HILLARY

2013. Oscar was presented with the Eleanor Lambert Founder’s Award by Hillary Clinton at the CFDA Awards. “Simply put, he is an American icon,” said Clinton in her presentation speech. “His style and personality have permeated our culture and shaped the industry for decades.”

2013

2013. On the catwalk at his autumn/winter 2013 show, with Karlie Kloss and Magdalena Frackowiak.

2014 TAYLOR

2014. Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta at the 2014 Met Ball.

2014 SJP

2014. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown to the Met Ball, a creation signed by the artist himself.

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