This is a photo of my best of friend AM on her wedding day years ago…wearing a dress designed by the icon Oscar de la Renta. She looked beautiful that day. Happy in love and dazzling in a stunning creation that was her gown. Through his magnificent design, Mr. de la Renta played a significant role in one of the happiest days of AM’s life. The dress gave her confidence and joy and made her day even that more special. When she walked down the aisle, I saw the gleam in her husband’s eyes…
When I heard word last night about fashion designer Oscar de la Renta’s passing at age 82, I paused for a moment. Everything went silent. I was in my car. It was so quiet. I don’t know why but I’ve always admired Oscar de la Renta the most out of all fashion designers – his work was timeless and enchanting. I was sad for the loss but also humbled in recognizing that even the seemingly immortal are all but human.
Very rare to find a person who touches so many people with grace and charm and elegance…Mr. de la Renta was one it seems.
Wishing Mr. de la Renta much peace as he rests.