REMEMBERING OSCAR DE LA RENTA

The designer Oscar de la Renta, the senior American designer, has passed away at the age of 82.The designer Oscar de la Renta, the senior American designer, has passed away at the age of 82. A man of rare elegance with a charming smile, the American from Dominican origin, was renowned for his sense of couture with his romantic dresses. Worn by the stars and celebrities, his gowns were the dreams of the red carpet. Last month he created the wedding dress of Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney’s new wife. He was the first to have believed in John Galliano again by proposing an internship to him in his studio, giving place to a magnificent show. He was equally assured for the continuation of the label by naming last week Peter Copping, previously at Nina Ricci the new creative director.

" All I’ve learned in fashion that I love, I learnt it from haute couture so even if it’s prêt-à-porter, there are reflections of haute couture. I think that there should be a constant evolution but never one that’s over the top, one must dress a woman who really loves fashion, who feels like a woman. But for this woman, the most important thing is not the clothes that she wears, or what designer…but how she shows her personality. Above all clothes, especially these days in times a little bit complicated, one must make clothes that a woman can fall in love with." -Oscar de la Renta