Iconic fashion and wedding dress designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away aged 82. The renowned figure, who had been suffering from cancer, died on Monday at his home in the US. As the world mourns the loss of this sartorial great, we pay tribute with some of his most stunning work.
THE FAMOUS WOMEN HE DRESSED
Amal Alamuddin, aka Amal Clooney, famously wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to her September 27 wedding to George Clooney. The custom-made bateau neckline ivory French lace wedding dress, featured hand-embroidered pearls and diamante stones sewn in. “[Oscar]’s such an elegant designer and such an elegant man,” Amal said.
George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna chose this stunning gown for her 2008 wedding to Henry Hager.
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP wore this truly crowd-stopping Oscar de le Renta gown while attending the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009.
…And again ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala in NYC in May this year.
We love this Oscar de la Renta design showcased by Taylor Swift at the ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala in NYC.
Jennifer arriving at this year’s Oscars looking resplendent in a silver Oscar de la Renta number.
Ok, so she’s not a real-life woman, but who could forget the Sex And The City scene where Carrie waits for Aleksandr Petrovsky in the Paris hotel room wear THAT amazing Oscar de la Renta gown?
OSCAR’S RECENT WORK
These were just some of the breathtaking designs that graced the Oscar de la Renta runway at New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015:
Oscar de la Renta is available at Helen Rodrigues.
Tell us, Knotties, which is your favourite Oscar de la Renta design?
by Rebecca Hanley