Oscar de la Renta Dies at Age 82

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The fashion world is mourning the loss of the iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died aged 82 yesterday in Kent, Connecticut.

From perfumes to exquisite gowns, Oscar de la Renta has dressed pretty much every A-list celebrity.  Most recent, George Clooney’s bride, Amal Clooney wore one of the most elegant wedding dresses on her wedding day designed by the legendary designer.

Last week there was big news in the fashion house when de la Renta appointed Peter Copping as creative director of his company.

As the world mourns the loss of the King of Fashion and as many tributes come in we leave you with one of his most memorable and powerful statement on the realities of life.

“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” he told an audience at New York’s 92Y “Fashion Talks”.  “We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept.  The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.”

The designer had been awarded the lifetime achievement award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Nneka is the Creative Director and Founder of Raggs & Rattle Style. She has been a Runway Team Lead for Toronto Fashion Week and has been offered opportunities to work with New York Fashion Week. She loves scouting new creative talent and showcasing their work.

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