Oscar de la Renta, one of the world’s most eponymous and elegant fashion designers, has passed away at the age of 82. Trained by Cristobal Balenciaga, he had been creating some of the world’s most beautiful gowns since the 1950’s. His iconic designs have graced the forms of first ladies Jackie Kennedy, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama, award winning actresses Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz, and most notably in recent weeks, he designed the stunning bridal gown wore by Amal Alamuddin on her marriage to George Clooney.
He only took his first foray into bridal design in 2006, resulting in some of the most gorgeous gowns we’ve ever witnessed. One of his creations famously featured in the Sex & the City movie for Carrie’s photoshoot for Vogue. Celebrities Kate Bosworth, Jenna Bush and Amal Alamuddin stunned audiences worldwide in Oscar’s signature elegant bridal style.
His passing marks yet another loss of one of the original greats of the fashion world. Today we celebrate his life with our favourite Oscar de la Renta bridal looks.