Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, the Associated Press reported late Monday.
The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars, was 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reported.
The Dominican-born De la Renta was among a group of designers that also included Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene who helped put the U.S. on the map in the late 1960s as a home of serious fashion. His specialty was elaborate, embroidered eveningwear.
First ladies Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton both wore de la Renta gowns to inaugural balls, and Penelope Cruz and Sandra Bullock wore his work on the red carpet.
De la Renta had a successful bridal line and designed clothes for upscale, socialite clientele. His mass appeal was centered on fragrances and accessories.
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