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.

Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
Amy Adams
Amy Adams

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.

Blake Lively
Blake Lively
Marissa Tomei
Marissa Tomei
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock

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.

Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Allison Williams
Allison Williams
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker

See: SJP, a part of my 2014 CFDA Awards red carpet picks, here.

Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson
Jamie King
Jamie King

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.

–S&L

All pictures sourced from Harper’s Bazaar.

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