It is a tragic day in fashion history, as beloved fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82.
De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s iconic wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, according to ABC News.
He leaves behind a regal fashion legacy that has graced numerous red carpets and a rich history of exquisite couture.
Amal Clooney spoke to Vogue last month about the famed designer:
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. Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.
Indeed, de la Renta’s fashions touched many lives, both celebrity and non-celebrity, as well as inspired a wide group of emerging fashion designers.
He has received a plethora of fashion awards in his lifetime, including two Council of Fashion Designers Designer of the Year Awards, a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award and two COTY Awards.
Despite all of his praiseworthy designs and immense influence, de la Renta remained humble and grounded. He told Gotham last year:
A huge mistake we make is forgetting that one day we will die. We think that we are going to live forever. I always say life is a little like a garden.
There is a time to plant, then a time you have to weed. Just think about people you’ve deeply cared for. And then think of the people you wish you’d spent more time with. I always say this: Live, love and laugh.
Oscar de la Renta is survived by his wife, Annette Engelhard, and a son, Moises. The world has truly lost a fashion legend.
via: ABC News, Photo credit: WENN