De La Renta Remembered
October 22, 2014
The iconic creator of Red Carpet creations has died and the Fashion world mourns once again. The New-York based designer had been suffering with cancer. He was 82.
He began his career under the tutelage of Cristóbal Balenciaga in his late teens and then on to Lanvin and Balmain in Paris. In the sixties he set up his own label in New York where he has remained ever since. Despite remaining at the head of his label since it’s inception, Peter Copping was recruited cheap Lithium last month as the brands first ever Creative Director – obviously a move to ensure De La Renta himself had the peace and rest needed at such at this time.
He often frequented events as a favourite ‘plus one’ to his entourage of glamorous female friends. Sildenafil online He has been remembered as such by the media and his friends and colleagues. Naomi Campbell posted a photograph of herself as a youngster walking one of his catwalks with the phrase ‘The gentleman of fashion you will always be’.
‘I think of Oscar as the epitome of elegance, whether in a suit or a torso-tracing tuxedo. He would stand with his wife Annette Reed at his table at the Met Ball, greeting guests graciously, but with a broad Latin smile. The epitome of the gallant gentleman…. It would be a mistake to consider Oscar de la Renta only as a classic designer to high society, starting with Jacqueline Kennedy in the Sixties. There was always that colour and sumptuous verdure and grandeur of Santo Domingo. I actually think that his work became stronger and more relevant as fashion embraced a multicultural world.’
- Suzy Menkes, Editor-at-Large for British purchase Sildenafil Vogue
’Of all the designers in the world, Oscar de la Renta was the most reliable at designing clothes that made you feel beautiful. He stuck to his conviction about how women should look – elegant, joyful, feminine – no matter how fashion changed, but his designs never felt old or hackneyed. If you wore one of Oscar’s dresses you felt you looked your best, which is one of the reasons that he was so often a first choice for ball gowns, weddings and public appearances throughout the world.’
- Alexandra Shulman, British Vogue editor