Sunday, 26 October 2014


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Oscar de la Renta, a designer for the Park Avenue, Hollywood's finest and first ladies, died at his home in Kent, Connecticut, after a long battle with cancer​. He was 82. We look back and remember the Designer's beautiful Couture gowns and his 50 year contribution to the fashion world. We picked out some of his finest pieces from Spring RWT collection below.

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He believed in hard work and the importance of appearance. He believed in beauty, not for beauty’s sake, but because he understood that elevating the outside could help elevate the inside; that confidence could be donned with a garment. He believed in balance, and the golden mean. He believed in lace and color and the leverage that came with a carefully chosen ruffle, but not too many ruffles. He believed, during the rise and fall of grunge and casual Friday, in staking his higher ground: being neither out nor in but, perhaps, above. He believed in the long game.

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(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, the renowned fashion designer who died on Monday at the age of 82, will be buried at a private funeral in New York early next month. A mass for family and close friends will be held on Nov. 4 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola at Park Avenue in Manhattan, according to Vogue magazine.

The Dominican-born designer, who dressed Hollywood stars, American first ladies and wealthy socialites, died at his home in Connecticut surrounded by his family. During his lengthy career De la Renta was known for his sophisticated suits with fitted jackets, feminine dresses in pastel colours and flowered prints, and elaborate evening gowns. He was a favourite among actresses including Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, who wore his creations on the red carpet.

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