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Oscar de la Renta Obituary

7/22/1932 - 10/20/2014| Visit Guest Book
Oscar de La Renta (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Oscar de La Renta (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82.

Read what others are saying about Oscar de la Renta. The Dominican-born De la Renta - who also lived in Spain and France before coming to New York - was among a group of designers that also included Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene who helped put the U.S. on the map in the late 1960s as a home of serious fashion.

His specialty was elaborate, embroidered eveningwear. First ladies Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton both wore de la Renta gowns to inaugural balls, and Penelope Cruz and Sandra Bullock wore his work on the red carpet.

De la Renta catered mostly to his socialite friends and neighbors, but eyed more mass appeal with several fragrances and accessories licenses.



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Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Trustees, Fellows, and staff of the Morgan Library & Museum mourn the death of Oscar de la Renta, husband of Trustee Annette de la Renta. We will greatly miss his luminous... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. Luis Emilio and Olga Velutini; Luis Enrique and Emiliana Fajardo; Carlos Vicente and Daniela Puppio Luis Emilio Velutini, Jr. announce with great sadness the loss of our friend... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Trustees and Staff of The New York Public Library deeply mourn the loss of Oscar de la Renta, our great friend and the beloved husband of Trustee Annette de la Renta. He was... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The board of directors and staff of The Metropolitan Opera Guild are profoundly saddened by the death of Oscar de la Renta, an esteemed member of our board since 1985. For years... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Directors of New Yorkers For Children mourn the loss and will forever cherish the memory of our beloved fellow Director, Oscar de la Renta. He joined the board soon after the... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Rockefeller University community mourns the passing of Oscar de la Renta, adored husband of our cherished friend and Trustee Annette de la Renta. The world has lost a... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 23, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Museum at FIT and the Couture Council mourn the passing of legendary designer Oscar de la Renta. In recognition of his accomplishments, the Couture Council presented him with... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 23, 2014
de la RENTA. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers of WNET, we are saddened at the passing of Oscar de la Renta, former Board member and a Life Trustee. His elegance, his passion... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 23, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The board of Venetian Heritage Inc., mourns the loss of its founding board member Oscar de la Renta. His faithful service to Venice has helped us in fund raising and publicizing... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 24, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of Oscar de la Renta, a devoted and generous friend of our company for 30 years. He joined the Met board in 1987 and served as a Managing... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Board of Trustees and staff of Carnegie Hall celebrate the life of Oscar de la Renta, our dear friend and colleague and one of the world's most renowned fashion designers.... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Board of Trustees and staff of The Animal Medical Center (AMC) mourn the loss of a dear friend, Oscar de la Renta, husband of longtime AMC Board member, Annette de la Renta.... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The Trustees and staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art mourn with great sadness the passing of Oscar de la Renta, who for more than 40 years was a steadfastly committed... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 22, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. It is with profound sorrow that the Board of Directors, members and friends of Queen Sofia Spanish Institute mourn the passing of Oscar de la Renta. His creativity, generosity... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 23, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. President Joyce F. Brown, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty and students of the Fashion Institute of Technology mourn the passing of Oscar de la Renta, our longtime friend.... Read Obituary
Published in The New York Times on October 23, 2014
de la RENTA--Oscar. The FIT Foundation notes with sorrow the passing of Oscar de la Renta, an icon of the fashion industry, a tireless and inspired creator, and a dedicated supporter of FIT. He... Read Obituary

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