Oscar de la Renta’s Most Memorable Dresses

Oscar de la Renta was that rare designer whose clothing was adored and worn by an eclectic but powerful group of women. From Park Avenue society matrons to First Ladies to A-list Hollywood actresses, they all clamoured for the designer’s dresses and gowns that were tastefully elegant and exquisitely beautiful.

The 82-year-old Dominican-American designer died Monday, Oct. 2.

But right up to the end, the designer continued to make headlines and remained in the pop culture spotlight.

He recently dressed the bride of one of the most celebrated Hollywood weddings of the year – Amal Alamuddin, who tied the knot with George Clooney.

And Michelle Obama finally joined a lengthy list of First Ladies by donning Oscar de la Renta at a recent White House function.

And it was just last week, de la Renta announced a successor to his design house – Peter Copping, the designer from Nina Ricci in Paris.

Here we look back at some of the most memorable Oscar de la Renta looks.



Jessica Chastain, 2014 Deauville American Film Festival

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Penelope Cruz, 2007 Spanish Institute’s Gold Medal Gala

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Amy Adams, 2013 Academy Awards

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Anne Hathaway, 63rd Annual Tony Awards

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Cameron Diaz, 2010 Academy Awards

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Laura Bush, 2005 Inaugural Ball 

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Lupita Nyong’o, 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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Nicole Kidman, The Omega Gala ‘La Nuit Enchantee’ at Gartenpalais

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2014 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Oprah Winfrey, 2010 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Hillary Clinton, 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards Show