Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar De La Renta dies

One of the designers that epitomized american fashion (whichever way you look at it), Oscar De La Renta died on the 20th of October 2014 at 82. His illustrious and enduring career spanned nearly half a century. Trained by fellow Latin designers Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo (at Lanvin), before returning to the USA to launch his company. He had a stint in Balmain for whom he took the rains in the 90s to make heavenly couture. He dressed many women, making them look and feel better. He loved women, he loved designing for them, being with them, loving them. His Dominican roots were always a major part of his aesthetic and style without overwhelming it. But he was first and foremost an American fashion champion, always putting out one collection after another, making clothes the way he saw fit for his loved ladies to enjoy and cherish. Below is a small selection of his work. He will be missed.

Christy Turlington for Bill King, British Vogue, 1986

Sketch by Antonio Lopez for an ad

Balmain couture, Vogue US 1997 by Peter Lindbergh

Linda Evangelista by Arthur Elgort for Vogue US, 1991

Perry Ogden for Town & Country, 2013

Karlie Kloss, advertisment, Spring/Summer 2012

Kate Moss for Annie Leibovitz, Vogue US, 2009

Bridal advertisment, Spring1/ Summer 2011, Craig Mc Dean

January Jones by Kurt Iswarienko for Edit magazine, May 2013

Amber Valetta for Steven Meisel, Vogue US 2006

Karlie Kloss, advertisement, Autumn/Winter 2011, by Craig Mc Dean

Steven Meisel for Vogue US, December 2010

Grace Mahary, Imaan Hammam, and Cindy Bruna
by Craig McDean, Vogue US, January 2014

Harper's Bazaar, 2009

Christy Turlington, advertisment, 1994

Karlie Kloss for Annie Leibovitz, Vogue US, 2013

Fashion show, New York 2009, by Damon Winter/New York Times

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