Today we are saddened and shocked by the death of 82 year-old legendary designer, Oscar de la Renta. Oscar passed away in his home in Kent, Connecticut – and while no cause of death has been revealed, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. The death yesterday comes less than a month after Amal Alamuddin Clooney wore his dress for her wedding to George Clooney on September 27.
A week ago it was announced that former Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping had been appointed as creative director of the Oscar de la Renta label. Oscar told WWD “I am very happy Peter has agreed to join us. He is a great talent and along with our shared design sensibilities, we both have curiosity about the wider world, from music and art to architecture and gardens. My hope is that, in leading this selection, and actively participating in the transition, I can ensure the right decision future for out company and brand.”
It is truly too soon for Oscar to leave our world, but we are certain the angels are now the best dressed!