TRIBUTE | Oscar De La Renta

Today is a very sad day in the fashion world, and indeed beyond it’s material confines. Today, a brilliant designer and wonderful man is mourned as he ends his battle with cancer. Dominican-born Oscar De La Renta passed away last night at the age of 82, just a week after confirming Peter Copping as new Creative Director of the established fashion house and favourite amongst models, celebrities and dreamers. Whether the designer knew his fate or it is just coincidence; Oscar De La Renta will always be remembered and celebrated for making women feel and look like the ultimate goddess in the most magnificent dresses and designs. “Walk like you have three men walking behind you” may be one of his most famous quotes, but De La Renta designed for  women. When lucky enough to wear his designs, women exuded grace and self-confidence in the most extraordinary way. The creative genius and one of the most respected designers of all time; Oscar De La Renta will be sorely missed but his life’s work will remain in the hearts of women around the world.

Below you will find a short glimpse into some of his most outstanding, magical pieces. A career spanning so long and as successful as this makes it difficult to choose favourites so this is a lengthier post without much chronological order. But good Lord, the man deserves it.

“The qualities I admire most about women are confidence and kindness”.

RIP Oscar De La Renta.

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Runway Collections

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his final bow after Spring/Summer 2015

 

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Oscar De La Renta - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

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Editorial and Advertising

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Vogue Spain 2007
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Vogue September 2013
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Stella Tenant Vogue September 2007
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MArie Antoinette Editorial 2006
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Vogue May 2014
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Karlie Kloss shot by Mario Testino for Vogue March 2012
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Laura Carmichael in Vogue August 2011
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Fall 2014
2012 Ad Campaign featuring South African stunners Candice Swanepoel and Katryn Kruger
2012 Ad Campaign featuring South African stunners Candice Swanepoel and Katryn Kruger
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De La Renta | Von Furstenburg | Wintour
Oscar De La Renta and Audrey Hepburn
Oscar De La Renta and Audrey Hepburn

Red Carpet

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Two of my personal favourites seen on the red carpet

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oscarUntil next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

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