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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died

Oct 21, 2014 11:18 IST

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on 20 October 2014 at Kent, Connecticut. He was 82.

He died after a 10-year battle with cancer.


About Oscar de la Renta
•    Born on 22 July 22 1932 in the Dominican Republic, De la Renta went to Spain to study art at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid.
•    Oscar de la Renta was often described as the sultan of suave.
•    He made his name in the 1960s by dressing one of the major fashion icons the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
•    He was famous for floral, feminine, classy, elegant designs, flattering silhouettes with full skirts.
•    Recently, de la Renta made the wedding dress for human rights lawyer Amal Clooney for her marriage.
•    In 1967 and 1968, de la Renta won the Coty Award (the US fashion industry Oscar Award).

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When: 20 October 2014

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