Oscar de la Renta, one of the world-renowned fashion designer, also known as the Sultan of Suave has sadly passed away on Monday. Born in Dominican Republic, de la Renta studied painting in Spain and later joined Balenciaga and Lanvin in Paris. He went solo and launched in his own label in 1965. His elegant and feminine designs gained him a loyal and dedicated fan base, which through the years included everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as influential figures such as Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
Here is a look back at the legendary designer’s incredible life and his most iconic designs.
“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” – Oscar de la Renta
Jackie Kenneday in Oscar de la Renta
With his first wife, Françoise de Langlade
Penelope Tree, 1970
Jean Shrimpton for Oscar de la Renta 1970
Jerry Hall in Oscar de la Renta, 1980
with Audrey Hepburn, 1989
Linda Evangelista 1991
Oscar De La Renta for Balmain 1994
Oscar de la Renta for Balmain couture, 1995
Agyness Deyn in Oscan de la Renta 2007
Doutzen Kroes in Oscar de la Renta by Patrick Demarchelier for the Vogue Dec 2009.
Kate Moss in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Aug 2011.
Catherine McNeil in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Sept 2013.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta for Met Gala 2014
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
At his final catwalk show s/s 2015 Oscar de la Renta collection