Well, he simply captured the heart of every person who ever cared about fashion didn’t he?
A mighty icon in the fashion world since 1965 and such a charming, dashing, elegant gentleman.
Oscar (we only ever needed the one name didn’t we?) stayed in the picture, gracious as always, to the very end. He recently designed the wedding dress for Amal Alamuddin, now Mrs. George Clooney, and only just last week appointed Peter Copping, formerly at Nina Ricci, as his new Creative Director.
A huge talent combined with a compassionate heart and great sense of humour, he made the world a much more beautiful place for having been here.
We will miss you and all the magic you wove in the worlds of art, fashion, homes & gardens.
A LIFE well lived indeed. Good night Mr. De La Renta.
The book, published this year by Assouline
Photos via Vogue, Google and Assouline publishing.