Cancer: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is dead age of 82 / Breaking News

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82 years. He succumbed to cancer. One of his last works was the wedding dress of George Clooney’s bride Amal Alamuddin.

File photo of actress Penelope Cruz and Oscar de la Renta arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82 years. He succumbed to cancer. One of his last works was the wedding dress of George Clooney’s bride Amal Alamuddin.

The famous designer Oscar de la Renta has died. The consistently report the “New York Times” and the American television channel ABC and CNN, citing the family of the fashion designer.

In the American-Dominican Designer 2006 cancer was diagnosed. He was 82 years old.

De la Renta was one of the elite of the fashion industry, he paid four First Ladies and dozens of actors and facilitators of, including Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker. Once he was involved in bringing Hillary Clinton on the cover of “Vogue”. Most recently, he had created, among other things, the wedding dress of Amal Alamuddin for their wedding with the Hollywood star George Clooney – and was celebrated for the world.

Last year, de la Renta had caused a stir when he invited no celebrities to its fashion show at New York Fashion Week. He likes to dress a celebrity, he said at the time the magazine “Haute Living”: “But at a fashion show they draw only from the actual target from – the presentation.” It is much better if the clothes will considered by true professionals, journalists and buyers.

Oscar De La Renta is Dead:”I saw not sell insurance”

Was born de la Renta in 1932 into a wealthy family in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. His father wanted him going into the insurance business of the family. “But I did not sell me insurance,” de la Renta said in 2012 at an event in New York’s cultural 92Y. “So I studied art for now. If I had told my father at that time, that I want to be a fashion designer who would have dropped dead on the spot.” The study of art began de la Renta in Madrid, he turned then but soon the fashion and learned in studios in Paris and New York.

In the sixties he started under his own name fashion to design and expanded his company continuously. In just the past decade, sales have $ 150 million (117 million euros) doubled in the year, reported the “New York Times”. In recent years, de la Renta had publicly been thinking about a succession plan for his company and, a few days ago the appointment of the designer Peter Copping as the new creative director known.

De la Renta, who also owned the US passport already for some time, was married twice – from 1967 until her death in 1983, the former “Vogue” -Herausgeberin Françoise de Langlade and since 1989 with the German-born designer Annette Engelhard.

In Internet mourned many fans and stars the death of fashion designer. “Rest in peace,” wrote the singer Gloria Estefan. De la Renta was with his fashion, a large part of many important moments of their lives.

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