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21st Oct 2014

Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Has Died, Aged 82

According to reports, he passed away at his home on Monday.

Rebecca McKnight

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82.

According to ABC News, he died in the presence of family and friends at his home in Connecticut on Monday.  The cause of death has not yet been confirmed but the designer has previously spoken about having cancer.

A statement was released. It read: “While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company.

“All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.”

De la Renta was known throughout his career for dressing and creating designs for the A-list including Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker. He was also the man behind Amal Clooney’s gorgeous wedding gown.