RIP Oscar De La Renta at 82.
What happens when a fashion icon dies? The world gets a little less elegant.
Goodbye to the classiest gentleman in fashion. As a girl who waits impatiently for every September and February to arrive just to be able to experience fashion week through her MacBook, Oscar De La Renta had become a personal favorite and always left me dreaming of someday being able to wear one of his creations.
With his designs he made the world remember that fashion was meant to be classic, elegant, and sophisticated. He knew what women wanted and he was a god when it came to creating gowns that would make girls feel like princesses from their own fairytale. You could always expect an Oscar De La Renta dress on the Red Carpet. Every celebrity knew that wearing his designs would always secure them a spot on the Best Dressed list.
Born in Dominican Republic, he left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid where he took an interest in fashion design. There he began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga and later landed a job with Lanvin. In the 60’s Jacqueline Kennedy started wearing his designs which gave him the global spotlight so he launched his own label. And ever since everyone has been wanting to be dressed by him.
Just a week ago he appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his brand. Truly a huge loss for the entire fashion world. He will be missed.
Walk like you have three men walking behind you
- Oscar De La Renta
Rest in peace, Oscar.