Oscar de la Renta – A Fashion Icon

Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus-  Chevy Chase, MD

Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus- Chevy Chase, MD

Remembering one of fashions most influential designers and the mark Oscar de la Renta has left on bridal.

The world has lost a true master of beauty and elegance with the passing of Oscar de la Renta on October 20th, 2014.

Born in the Dominican Republic 82 years ago, his story is one made of legend. He began his fashion career alongside some of the most renowned couturiers, working under Christobal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo of Lanvin.

He rose to fashion prominence in the 1960s by famously outfitting First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The list of those who have worn his designs is both long and notable, including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker and, most recently, Amal Alamuddin, the new Mrs. Clooney… Just to name a few.

Mr. de la Renta has been quoted to say “fashion is about dressing according to whats fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” With each collection that he sent down the runway, we got a glimpse at who Oscar de la Renta’ was, a man of elegance and class.

Described as the “sultan of suave”, the effortless glamour and ability to keep the over the top poetically understated is a skill not many will master.

Many may know Oscar de la Renta for the sophistication and femininity that he has added to the red carpet over the years, however the name he has made for himself in the bridal arena will echo through the halls for centuries to come.

Romantic silhouettes and delicate embellishments become the Oscar de la Renta signature, and any bride who walked down the aisle in one of his creations could feel confident that they were the most beautiful and breathtaking version of themselves.

Take a look at some of Oscar de la Renta’s most breathtaking bridal gowns.

 

Amal Alamuddin in a Oscar de la Renta wedding gown George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown.

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal Elizabeth Shaffer in her wedding gown designed by Oscar de la Renta pictured with the designer.

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal 2014 Bridal Collection 2015

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal 2014 Bridal Collection 2014

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal 2013 Bridal Collection 2013

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal 2012 Bridal Collection 2012

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA bridal 2011 Bridal Collection 2011

 

Oscar De la Renta bridal 2010 Bridal Collection 2010

 

Oscar de la Renta Bridal 2009 Bridal Collection 2009

 

Oscar de la Renta bridal 2008 Bridal Collection 2008

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