Since yesterday’s passing of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion and creative world has become flooded with loving memories, kind words and a sad goodbye to the legendary designer.
It’s amazing to see the impact and positive impression he made in people’s lives. From other designers and stylists, there is nothing but respect. And there are countless more kind words from the models and Hollywood stars who donned his gorgeous designs.
On her Instagram page, model Karlie Kloss said, “… Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for always inspiring me to be better. There simply is no one else like you.” Kloss is one face that has been seen repeatedly wearing his creations on the runway and red carpet.
If I tried to share my favorite runway looks, we could be here forever. So instead, here is just a sample of the simplicity, elegance and genuine beauty that ODLR has brought to the world.
“We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.”
—Oscar de la Renta, July 22, 1932–October 20, 2014—
“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”
“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.”
“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”
“I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.”