Tuesday, 21 October 2014

RIP Oscar De La Renta - A True Visionary

In very sad news for the fashion community today, legendary designer Oscar De La Renta has passed away aged 82, after loosing his ongoing battle to cancer.

To me, De La Renta has always been one of my favourite designers. I put him in my 'Fairy-tale' category next to the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.

Oscar De La Renta made a name for himself in the early 60's. He would dress celebrities, first-ladies and ladies who lunch in beautiful gowns and cocktail dresses in great cities around the world. His designs were visionary and will continue to be forever timeless. Celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Kristin Davis have payed homage to De La Renta through their social media. This morning Swift uploaded an instagram picture wearing one of the designer's beautiful creations with the caption
"My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory."

Whilst Kristin Davis opted for a tweet to pay her respects. 

As a small tribute to the wonderful and legendery designer, I thought I'd share with you a few of my favourite De La Renta Designs.

Combining themes of fantasy and royalty in this beautiful Autumn/Winter 2012 ice blue dress.

Familiar themes of tulle creations and vibrant colour, De La Renta dazzles with this stunning Spring/Summer 2013 gown.

Combining taffeta and silk tulle with daring unfinished edges, De La Renta gives a rockier look to a traditionally feminine design. This red-carpet ready number is from his Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

And Last but not least, that dress from Sex and the City, an episode I was watching just yesterday in which Carrie describes De La Renta's design as 'my poetry'. 

The fashion industry has lost a genius. His designs and positive outlooks on the world will live on as his legacy forever.

RIP Oscar De La Renta

Abigail Frances


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