Oscar de la Renta, "The King of the Evening"

One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died at 82. Oscar de la Renta,  named "The Sultan of Suave", not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many Hollywood stars and Oscar winners. "From my island (Dominican Republic) side comes my love for the exotic, for color and light," he told the New York Times. He defined a standard we can only aspire to. And this article is a tribute to his work!

Oscar de la Renta, "The King of the Evening"

"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."

"I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway."

"I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked."

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

"I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.  I don't really know how to do casual clothes."

"Every season I am inspired by women."

"If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris."

"There is always an emotional element to anything that you make."

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