Legendary world renowned designer Oscar de la Renta has unfortunately passed away Monday night at the age of 82.
He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2006 but since has appeared to have a clean bill of health. His most recent public appearance was at his S/S2015 show where people say he seemed a bit frail. Not to long ago Peter Copping was appointed as the new and first creative director of the brand, hinting a change. The details on the causes behind his passing have not yet come to light.
“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” De La Renta said in an interview with Fern Mallis at the 92Y in 2013. “You have to appreciate every single day that you’re alive. Life is a little bit like a garden — you have to find time to plant the seeds for beautiful flowers to grow. I’m having a fantastic time. But I must say that I would have never been able to go through what I went through without my family and wife.”
Forever classy and charming. Influential and Iconic, rest in peace.