Oscar de la Renta Has Died at Age 82
Oscar de la Renta lost his long battle with cancer today, passing away at the age of 82. Throughout his legendary career he has become the first choice in fashion for history's most iconic women, from First Ladies to actresses and supermodels.
Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, De la Renta started to study painting at the age of 18. His fashion career started sketching for fashion houses in Spain and saw him work with couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. His early career also included assisting the then designer of Lanvin, Antonio Castillo.