This article is dedicated to one of the most legendary fashion designers in the history of the universe and this is saying something. The world lost a great man when Oscar died on October 20th, 2014 at 82 years of age. The statement released by the executives Eliza and Alex sums up his personality in a very good manner. “While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us. Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company. All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much”, the executives say. We bring to you a list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta, as a tribute to the fashion designer.
10. Amal’s Wedding Gown
The first fashion moment that we have to report on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta is one the most recent and unfortunately, one of Oscar’s last fashion moments, the gown that he designed for the wedding to Amal Alamuddin Cloney for her wedding to George Clooney in Venice. It was an ivory French lace gown, off the shoulder and absolutely stunning. What else can you expect from a designer of such high levels of esteem and professionalism?
9. Huma Abedin
Next up on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta is the gown that was worn by Huma Abedin on her wedding to Anthony Weiner. The gown was something Scheherazade, the queen from One Thousand and One Nights would have worn and that is exactly whom Oscar felt like he was dressing. Huma wanted something that went with her vintage jewelry and she knew only Oscar could give a physical form to what she had in her mind, a silk chiffon dress with gold embroidery.
8. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pink Feather Dress for the Emmy Awards in 2000
Next up on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta, we have none other than Sarah Jessica Parker, the delightful woman who is known to be Oscar’s muse as well as his favorite New York girl. When Sarah came to the Emmy’s in 2000, she was dressed in a dress by Oscar that was a total Carrie Bradshaw inspiration. Man, did she look spot on/
7. Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Oscar at MET Costume Institute Gala 2014
We had so many choices from which we has to choose the delightful combination of Sarah Jessica Parker dressed in Oscar de la Renta, but this particular one deserved an honorable mention. As Oscar used to dress Sarah for most of the events, her being the muse and all, you can understand our problem. Anyway, this fashion moment, one of Oscar’s finest, was when Sarah persuaded Oscar to put his name on the back of the gown in scarlet embroidery thread. Point to be noted is that this is something Oscar, a down to earth, humble and modest man, would never have done on his own. The result is for all to see!
6. Hillary Clinton’s Gold Lace Gown
Next up on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta is the gold lace gown that Hillary Clinton wore to Clinton’s second inauguration in 1997. It was a treat for the eyes, like candy on Halloween, an absolute wonder nearly magical in appearance.
5. Taylor Swift at MET Gala 2014
Next up we have the gorgeous singer, Taylor Swift. When she arrived in her pale pink Oscar de la Renta piece and her signature red lips, the world observed a moment of silence. Of course we are exaggerating a little but the effect of her and that gown was phenomenal. Another one of Oscar’s finest and most recent fashion moments.
4. Cameron Diaz at the Oscars in 2010
It appears that golds and champagnes seem to be his lucky color as the combination has always turned out to be magical in the shape of a gown. Testament to the same fact is the gold embellished gown that Cameron Diaz wore to the Oscars in the year 2010. She shined in the dress, dazzling the crowd with the well placed though side swept hair, a look that won’t easily be removed from the minds of the fashion conscious. This look, being the next entry on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta.
3. Leighton Meester’s Pink Princess Gown in Gossip Girl
Next up on our list of top ten fashion moments by Oscar de la Renta is the breathtaking pink gown worn by Leighton Meester in her role as Blair Waldorf in the popular television series, Gossip Girl. The dress left all the girls hanging out of their seats in envy and Blair/Leighton knew eactly how to carry the dress! See it for yourself and try to believe the wonder you are witnessing! It was one of the show’s (not just Oscar’s) finest fashion moments.
2. Jackie Kennedy in 1960
As early as 1960, Oscar de la Renta dressed Jackie Kennedy. We already have more than enough proof that Oscar was famous with the politicians and their families and the peach gown seen on Jackie is only proof of the level of trust that the elite had in this gentlemen of a designer, to dress them.
1. Audrey Hepburn in 1988
Last but not the least, this list would not be complete without the mention of Audrey Hepburn, one of the most beautiful, most graceful women to ever walk through the halls of Hollywood. And how is it possible that a woman like her would not have been dressed by Oscar de la Renta? And how is possible that duo would not have looked as stunning as mind could barely imagine?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is our tribute to the esteemed fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta. Needless to say the man would live in our hearts forever, for all the lives he charmed and for all the hearts he made happy with his designs.