Oscar de la Renta photographed during a visit to Spain.
Oscar de la Renta photographed during a visit to Spain.
Matti Hillig

Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82.

The Dominican-American designer was known for his evening wear, worn by First Ladies and leading ladies alike. He recently made headlines for designing Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

De la Renta studied under Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. He started his eponymous label in 1965 and was among the handful of New York-based fashion designers who helped bring American fashion to global, particularly European, recognition.

See also: 9 Favorite Looks From Phoenix Fashion Week 2014

One of de la Renta's gowns is currently on view in "Fashioned in America" at Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibit features works by designers both based and producing pieces in the U.S.

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