Oscar de la Renta Is Dead at 82
Oscar de la Renta died Monday. He was 82. The designer's death was confirmed by his wife, Annette, who tells the New York Times that her husband passed away at their home in Kent, Connecticut. He had been battling cancer for eight years and named a new creative director for his brand just last week.
The fashion designer, who dressed celebrities ranging from Jackie Kennedy to Jennifer Garner over the years and whose brand became synonymous with timeless yet fierce elegance.
The Dominican-born couturier, who sent a Spring 2015 collection down the runway at New York Fashion Week in September, made his umpteenth major splash designingAmal Clooney's wedding gown this past summer.
He appeared in the pages ofVogue with George Clooney's bride, taken during her fitting. Also earlier this month, Michelle Obama made headlines when she finally wore a de la Renta dress to an event, joining the first ladies club that also includes Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.
De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but he said in an interview last year with the International Business Times that he was "totally clean" of the disease and not at all interested in retirement.