What sad, sad news it was to hear this morning of the passing of Oscar de la Renta. He was a genius, and an outstanding talent at that. Considered the “American Valentino” by Suzy Menkes, and the best evening-wear designer of all time, Oscar de la Renta will be truly missed.
Here are 13 of Sass & Leather’s top Red Carpet dresses, designed by Oscar himself.
As quoted by Michael Kors himself, de la Renta was seen as the “quintessential gentleman”, a truly beautiful description of him. Diane Von Furstenberg felt the same, noting that “Oscar was a couturier, an artist, a gentleman, a true Renaissance man.” He was cherished as a friend, fan, inspiration, and true fashion icon.
Oscar not only dressed women because he felt inspiration in creating designs, but he truly was inspired by the women themselves. They were his muse. And they all shined in his designs.
Oscar de la Renta was a true artist. His taste and touch of beauty is evident in all of his gowns, making it so hard to choose some of his iconic red carpet looks. The list will continue to go on forever, as he is a visionary and muse of inspiration.
RIP Mr. Oscar de la Renta, your legacy will live on forever.
All pictures sourced from Harper’s Bazaar.