I was in the midst of a charity event when my insta feed informed me of the sad news. Oscar de la Renta was the first designer I ever knew of, not because of his Latin roots but because my grandmother, ever the stylish dame, schooled me proper on him. He’s the only designer she ever spoke of (aside from Carolina Herrera) and knew something then, that now every generation can appreciate.
Mr. de la Renta understood the woman’s body and designed as such – pure elegance. There is such a staple in his designs i knew instantly when it was his. What a loss. Such a loss.
On my twitter feed I shared that I have never been the type of girl/woman to dream up a wedding dress, I would sooner tell you what my dream home would be like, but I always knew that if it ever came to that, Oscar de la Renta had to be the designer. A special and timeless piece just for me. Some wishes aren’t meant to be but at least we’ve got his legacy to hold on too.
“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”
Rest In Peace Mr de la Renta.