The iconic designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. The Dominican-American fashion pioneer was recently in the news for designing Amal Alamuddin’s stunning wedding dress.
“It’s the most important dress in the life of a woman,” de la Renta told Vogue. “Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her. Amal and I looked at a lot of evening dresses and wedding dresses together, and we discussed what she liked. That gave me the idea of what she wanted.”
The fashion leader first came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and went on to dress well-known women of the 1960s through the present. Among the actresses who appreciated his red carpet gowns were Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain.
de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.