Published On: Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014

Legendary Oscar De La Renta died age 82

OscarThe Dominican born couturier, the sultan of suave, spent half a century in haute couture and dressed every American first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as Hollywood celebrities, queen Maxima of the Netherlands has worn some of his designs, she was seen earlier this year in a De la Renta Jacket.

He was born 1932 in the Dominican Republic he grew up loving the exotic of colors and light, he moved to Spain where he studied fine Arts in the academy of San Fernando in Madrid.

His first dress sketch appeared on the cover of life magazine, it was made for the daughter of the U.S queen-maxima_coats_oscar-de-la-renta--w=1440_q=40 (2)ambassador to Spain, and he was only 19 years old.

He worked with the famous Spanish designer Balenciaga, then he left to Paris where he was offered a job at Lanvin house of fashion, 2 years later he worked as a designer for Elizabeth Arden in New York, and finally he launched his own brand in 1965.

Oscar De La Renta adopted one son from the orphanage casa del nino in Santo Domingo which he founded, he never thought about being retired, he always knew that every single day there is a new learning process.

One of his famous quotes:”fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable; style is more about being yourself”.

gal-port-080310-jackie-o-300-600x400 (2)He died on Monday in his house in Connecticut; his words will always be remembered “the only realities in life are that you are born and that you die”.

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