Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82


Fashion designer and style icon Oscar De La Renta has died. He was 82 years old.

De La Renta, who recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reports. De La Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and at 18, moved to Madrid where he studied under Cristobal Balenciaga.

De La Renta’s fame rose in the 1960s when first lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore his gowns, and it was then he started his empire. Hollywood’s elite have all worn De La Renta designs including Scandal’s Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker.