Today is an extremely sad day in the wedding world. The legendary designer has reportedly died at the age of 82. Oscar designed wedding dressed for the stars, including most recently Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress for her wedding to George Clooney. Amal told Vogue US that:
“George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress." And that “Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”
The Dominican Republic-born designer designed wedding gowns, shoes and haute couture outfits for leading ladies. Oscar came into the limelight after become a favourite of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Since then, he has created remarkable designs for the rich, famous and above all fashionable - Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Audrey Hepburn, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba (to name a few...)
In my opinion Oscar's best work was in his bridal couture. His designs were timeless, romantic and elegant. The craftsmanship was simply exceptional. There really was no other gown like one from Oscar de la Renta.
Oscar designed my wedding dress. He shared with me one of the most remarkable days of my life. He made it glamorous and elegant. Oscar will forever be a part of me.
Images courtesy of Oscar De La Renta