There are designers who make clothes then there are those that create masterpieces. Oscar de la Renta creations marveled the world and shone bright on superstars and red carpets.
His 8 year long battle with cancer ended on October 21, 2014 and he passed away at the age of 82. During the Paris Fashion Week this September, the house of Oscar de la Renta announced Peter Copping of Nina Ricci, as the next creative director for the brand.
De la Renta dedicated fifty years of his life to fashion becoming an influential name in the 1960s when he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy and had ever since dressed EVERY US First Lady including Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.
Oscar de la Renta was described by Vogue as “a man who for five-plus decades created exquisite clothes which have majestically sailed between the Old and New Worlds; European haute couture savoir faire and the beautifully dressed can-do optimism of the United States .”
Some of Oscar de la Renta’s most timeless outfits were seen on celebrities like Amal Alamuddin, Taylor Swift, Frieda Pinto, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gennifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Kerry Washington and more.
In celebration of his full life and successful career we present to you some of Oscar de la Renta’s timeless creations:
Amy Adams wore his beautiful Oscar Gown when she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards, instead made many of the best-dressed lists in her Oscar gown for the 2013 Oscars.
Hillary Clinton’s gold lace gown for her husband’s second inauguration in 1997 was probably one of her most glamorous moments.
Hillary Clinton’s long time aide Huma Abedin opted for a ‘fusion’ Indo/American gown for her wedding to democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.
For the second Bush inaugural in 2005, de la Renta designed a silver-and-ice-blue tulle v-neck gown for Laura Bush.
When she served as co-chair of the Met Ball in 2010, Oprah Winfrey wore a custom navy silk gown from de la Renta — and arrived on the red carpet with the man himself.
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art honored designer Charles James, de la Renta’s was once again one of the most head-turning looks of the night, worn by New York’s favorite fashion It Girl and de la Renta devotee, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Natasha Poly wore this gorgeous black tulle Oscar de la Renta to the premiere of Saint Laurent.
Emily Blunt’s SAG Awards Bright Green Oscar de la Renta gown was glamourous and sexy and put her firmly on the Best Dressed list.
Woah, is this Jackie Kennedy wearing Oscar de la Renta on a visit to Pakistan? We suspect that’s President Ayub Khan’s profile in the corner.
Carrie Bradshaw was surprised by her man Aleksandr in an episode of the sixth season with an Oscar de la Renta dress.
Of course one of the latest famous clients of Oscar de la Renta was Amal Clooney who made headlines just a few weeks ago with her beautiful wedding gown.