Designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Designer Oscar de La Renta dead at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82.

De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

The designer made his name in the early 1960s when first lady Jacqueline Kennedy frequently wore his designs, and launched his own label in the mid-1960s.

Born in the Dominican Republic to a powerful family, de la Renta went on to study painting in Spain and became an apprentice for Cristobal Balenciaga before moving to Paris to work at Lanvin and Balmain. He launched his ready-to-wear label in 1965 in New York.

Oscar de la Renta has been a fixture on red carpets for decades and is also being credited for paving the way for fellow designer John Galliano’s recent comeback. He will certainly be missed.

Source: Zimbio.com and Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America

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