Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Death of a Fashion Icon - A Tribute to Oscar de la Renta

Hey Beauty Bees,

With great sadness, the news that a former fashion icon, Oscar de la Renta, has passed away. He had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and on October 20, 2014 De la Renta died of complications at the age of 82.

From fashion to fragrances to even housewares, de la Renta has been around the design world and back; Working with other established brands like Elizabeth Arden, Jane Derby and House of Balmain. He also has many prestigious awards under his belt such as two Coty Awards, two American Fashion Critics Awards, two time Council of Fashion Designers Designer of the Year Award and  CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Some other incredible life time achievements made by him are:
  • becoming president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • becoming the first American fashion designer to show at Paris Fashion Week
  • designing Laura Bush’s inaugural gown
  • introducing first ready-to-wear bridal collection
He has also said some amazing words toward woman and fashion. These two being my favorite:
I could go on and on about him and how much I love his work but the best way would be to show you. Here is a tribute to one of my absolute favorite fashion designers to walk this planet...Oscar de la Renta.


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