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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—

Oscar de la Renta, at the end of his Spring 2015 show with Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous. Credit: Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times.

Oscar de la Renta, at the end of his Spring 2015 show with Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous. Credit: Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times.

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”

A classic, glamorous shot from Oscar de la Renta, 1979.

A classic, glamorous shot from Oscar de la Renta, 1979.

“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.”

From "A Room with a View: Oscar De La Renta." Credit: Mark D. Sikes, Chic People, Glamorous Places, Stylish Things.

Oscar and Annette de la Renta at home in Connecticut. Credit: François Halard, Vogue December 2008.

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

Miranda Kerr wears Oscar de la Renta in "Flirty Fifties." Credit: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar April 2012.

Miranda Kerr wears Oscar de la Renta in “Flirty Fifties.” Credit: Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar April 2012.

“I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.”

The scene is set for Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015. Credit: Miguel Yatco.

The scene is set for Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015. Credit: Miguel Yatco.

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