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to Vogue.At the urging of his mother,

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ts Cocktail Dresses Black Friday Sale , but still created so much glamour and flair with these simple black and white prints.Sabrina Maddeauxfashion and design writer for NOW MagazineToo often, red carpet gowns look more like department store prom dresses than exquisite designs worthy of the world’s leading ladies.Oscar stood out because he put real fashion on the red carpet.One of my favourite de la Renta pieces was the punkish black lattice tulle gown model Natasha Poly wore at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.It’s rebellious, but still classically beautiful.The dress proves Oscar was still at the top of his game at an age when most others would be kicking back mimosas in Florida.He was a timeless talent.Cherie Federaufounder of Shrimpton CoutureOnly a week ago I was in Houston viewing a large private collection of vintage couture and stumbled across a gown by Oscar de la Renta that I have hunted for years to acquire.It is the ad campaign gown from 1970.The original ad was done in black and white but the gown in person is a beautiful, almost acid yellow, mixed with charcoal and silvers detailed with rhinestones and sable cuffs.It is Oscar elevated and even today, 43 years later, it stands as a testament to his genius.For me, the early ODLR years from the late sixties to the early seventies will always be near and dear to my heart.silks and metallics, silk brocades and glittering details are the cornerstone of what you see in his work right up until his final collection.Denis GagnondesignerI have always respected Oscar de la Renta’s work for many reasons.His pieces were always chic and elegant, even in voluminous and colourful dresses.What I respect the most about him was how he managed to remain present and in very simple, but so elegant and refined.Glen Baxterfashion journalistOscar de la Renta designed dream dresses.Like Penelope Cruz’s 2005 Oscar gown (pictured above) or the black dress she wore three years ago at the Met Costume Institute gala arriving with de la Renta himself.Who could forget Sarah Jessica Parker, a.Carrie Bradshaw, in the last season of Sex and the City wearing red Oscar in the arms of the Russian played by Mikhail Baryshnikov?Amal Alamuddin became an overnight style icon when she married George Clooney in a de la Renta wedding gown.And that was just last month.De la Renta was at the top of his game until the very end.David DixondesignerOscar de la Renta was the pinnacle of what women dreamt of.He, and his designs held such an elegance and grace that made any woman glow.One of my favourite gowns that he created was worn by Amy Adams at the 2013 Academy Awards.and so effortlessly stunning.He will always be an inspiration.Derick Chettyfashion director of Zoomer MagazineThis single dress worn by Jessica Chastain (at right), for me, sums up the design ethos of Oscar de la Renta.As a designer, he was a supreme colourist.His masterful use of rich colour, print and embroidery not only paid homage to his Latin heritage but it also had a timeless elegance and of it may be apocryphal.Elizabeth Arden, pictured at left, who was born in Woodbridge Evening Dresses Black Friday Sale , Ontario.made a careful copy of a tattered hostess gown worn by his boss.Arden, however, continued to wear the old one.she was saving his version for a special occasion.would never wear it.A year later she died.Renta found Arden in his dress.His blend of European luxury clothing with American casual wear was worn by models Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford in the 1990s, by actresses Penelope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway, and by royalty.Archduchess Maria of Austria wore a de la Renta gown for her 1996 wedding and Queen Noor of Jordan was photographed in his designs for Vogue in 2003.De la Renta s designs, which former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said have been to more award shows than Meryl Streep, were best known for being worn by America s first ladies, including Kennedy and Nancy Reagan.In 2001, he dressed Laura Bush in a silver long-sleeved gown for George W.Bush s inauguration, and Hillary Clinton in a gold cape over a gold long-sleeve gown for the 1997 presidential inauguration ball.I still remember when Hillary walked out in that gown, former U.President Bill Clinton said in the video tribute.I thought, Oh my God, that s beautiful.I still think it s probably the best gift Oscar ever gave us, beyond his friendship.The following year, Hillary Clinton became the first wife of a U.president to appear on the cover of Vogue.Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the future secretary of state donned a de la Renta dress in black velvet for the occasion.First lady Michelle Obama had a frosty relationship with de la Renta, snubbing his designs for years after he publicly criticized her choice of clothing for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 and at a state dinner with Chinese officials two years later.This month, she appeared in the designer s clothing for the first time, wearing a de la Renta dress at a White House cocktail party.Oscar Aristides Ortiz de la Renta Fiallo was born on July 22 Prom Dresses Black Friday Sale , 1932, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.His father, Oscar Avelino de la Renta, was a Puerto Rican insurance agent and his mother, Maria Antonia Fiallo, was from a well-to-do Dominican family.De la Renta was his mother s only son, and he had six stepsisters on his father s side, according to Vogue.At the urging of his mother, who was terminally ill with multiple sclerosis, de la Renta moved to Madrid at age 17 to study painting at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.In the mid-1950s, he secured a job with fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga as an illustrator before working for Lanvin in Paris under designer Antonio del Castillo.Castillo says, I like your sketches.I d like you to work for me,' de la Renta said in a 2013 interview with Alexander Wang for Style.And I said, Well, in fact, I ve already accepted another job.So he said, How much are they paying you?So I made a huge big lie, and I gave them a higher amount.De la Ren.

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