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A tribute to Oscar de la Renta – A fashion legend who left his mark

Posted on October 21 2014

Last fitting: Amal Alamuddin in her custom Oscar de la Renta wedding dress. Image courtesy of Vogue.

Last fitting: Amal Alamuddin in her custom Oscar de la Renta wedding dress. Image courtesy of Vogue.

I have never met a woman who didn’t get starry eyed and weak kneed in the presence of an Oscar de la Renta dress. My first experience with the man whose clothes epitomized elegance, grace and beauty was through the pages of vogue at the tender age of 15. Even though I was just developing my sense of style, there was no doubt in my mind that the Oscar woman resonated with the woman that I dreamt of growing into . She was bold yet romantic, powerful yet chic. She put herself together in a way that showed thought. She carried herself with an effortless grace that could stop an entire room.

Jessica Biel graced the pages of Vogue in a sultry in Oscar de la Renta number.

Jessica Biel graced the pages of Vogue in a sultry in Oscar de la Renta number.

Anne Hathaway in signature gorgeous Oscar de la Renta red.

Anne Hathaway in signature gorgeous Oscar de la Renta red.

From First Ladies to Oscar Winners, Supermodels, Socialites and Executives, Oscar de la Renta has touched the lives of so many women from different walks of life with one common thread tying us all together –he made us feel beautiful. His passion showed in his work and his work was art. Thank you Monsieur de la Renta for sharing your gift.

Sarah Jessica Parker in iconic pink Oscar de la Renta dress featured in Sex and the City.

Sarah Jessica Parker in iconic pink Oscar de la Renta dress featured in Sex and the City.

A look back at elegance defined….a few of the Oscar de la Renta looks we’ve featured over the years.

Zooey Deschanel's hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Zooey Deschanel’s hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number at the Emmy Awards was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Amy Adams looked lovely in a tiered tulle Oscar de la Renta ball gown

Amy Adams looked lovely in a tiered tulle Oscar de la Renta ball gown

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta and Harry Winston jewels

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta and Harry Winston jewels

Jennifer Garner looked stunning in gold Oscar de la Renta

Jennifer Garner looked stunning in gold Oscar de la Renta.

Allison Williams in a green Oscar de la Renta gown with peplum detail.

Allison Williams in a green Oscar de la Renta gown with peplum detail.

Jessica Biel in an embroidered teal Oscar de la Renta frock

Jessica Biel in an embroidered teal Oscar de la Renta frock.

Sarah Jessica Parker pairs her all pink Oscar de la Renta dress with a leather Theyskens' Theory jacket

Sarah Jessica Parker paired her pink Oscar de la Renta dress with a leather Theyskens’ Theory jacket at an amfar event.

Kristin Davis goes for the classic dots in Oscar de la Renta

Kristin Davis went for classic dots in Oscar de la Renta.

Michelle Williams looks lady-like in a gorgeous lace Oscar de la Renta

Michelle Williams looked lady-like in a gorgeous lace Oscar de la Renta.

Minka Kelly attends the Art of Elysium gala in a shocking yellow Oscar de la Renta number

Minka Kelly attende the Art of Elysium gala in a shocking yellow Oscar de la Renta number.

Michelle Williams premiered my week with Marilyn in a ladylike and golden Oscar  de la Renta frock

Michelle Williams premiered my week with Marilyn in a ladylike and golden Oscar de la Renta frock.

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