RIP: Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta Passes Away at 82

RIP: Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta Passes Away at 82

The fashion world lost a legend when designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on October 20, 2014 at the age of 82. Though the cause of death is yet to be reported, it had been said that the designer had been battling cancer since 2006.

Ironically, just a week before his death, Oscar de la Renta’s camp released news that Peter Copping (former designer of Nina Ricci) was taking over as creative director of the fashion house. His first show will be during New York Fashion Week in February of 2015. Of the news, de la Renta had said: “Our industry has not always done the best job when it comes to changes in design leadership. My hope is that, in leading this selection and actively participating in the transition, I can ensure the right design future for our company and brand.”

While the fashion world mourns the loss of their patriarch, Oscar de la Renta, let’s celebrate his life and fashion by remembering some of his most meaningful quotes throughout the years:

“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things. It’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.”

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year. Style is what you pick out of that fashion.”

“Everyday you have to reinvent yourself.”

“Be the designer of your own destiny.”

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