Oscar de la Renta, known worldwide for his haute couture fashion, has died at the age of 82. The fashion mogul was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Reports say that his death was likely due to complications from the disease, which he has been battling off and on for the last eight years.
De la Renta’s name is known throughout the world for his timeless, yet modern pieces. He has dressed people from Nancy Reagan to Gianfrancesco Genoso in Brazil and Michelle Obama. His designs have appeared on the red carpet and at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, de la Renta designed the wedding dress worn by Amal Alamuddin in her ceremony with George Clooney. This came roughly 60 years after he had a breakthrough designing a wedding gown for the daughter of the US Ambassador to Spain. That design appeared on a Life Magazine cover. It would be another 15 years before he launched his own line.