The Passing of a Fashion Legend….

 

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Designer Oscar  de la Renta died yesterday at the age of 82( THAT was the headline heard round the world and on every news channel today). When I saw the scroll on CNN announcing his passing early this morning I was deeply saddened and surprised by what appeared to be this sudden loss to the fashion industry. This was a man who was at the top of his game and looking every inch the dapper gentleman in every photo of late.  It was only weeks ago that he appeared at the finale of his Spring 2015 Collection. Immediately after that he was photographed for Vogue alongside Amal (now Clooney) as the designer of her wedding gown and his Bridal Collection for 2015 had just walked the runways.  In true Oscar fashion he died on his own terms keeping his illness private and passing peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Oscar de la Renta was a true legend in the fashion industry -one in which we will never see the likes of again. He designed the same way he lead his life…. with the utmost of grace, eloquence and style. This was a man who lasted 50 years in the fashion industry, designed gowns for everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Oprah, was a constant designer favorite on the Red Carpet and had a reputation for being one of the most genuine, kind, considerate and talented souls on the planet. God Bless you and your family Mr. De la Renta. You will be deeply missed.

Mr. De la Renta at work …
Image courtesy of Oscar.com

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