Oscar De La Renta RIP

Oscar De La Renta-Dies

Oscar De La Renta, famous designer to the stars dies at the age of 82

Most known for dressing First Ladies of the United States including Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, Oscar De La Renta also was famous for dressing celebrities including Audrey Hepburn,  Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz and even George Clooney’s new bride Amal.

Born in the Dominican Republic to a powerful family, de la Renta went to Spain to study painting and apprenticed with Cristobal Balenciaga before moving to Paris to work at Lanvin and Balmain. He moved to New York where he worked with Elizabeth Arden before launching his ready-to-wear label in 1965.

He married Francois de Langlade, editor of French Vogue, who died in 1983. His second wife, who survives him, is philanthropist Annette Reed. After de Langlade’s death, he adopted a son, Moises, who is a designer and artist.