We regretfully report that Oscar de la Renta lost his battle to cancer Monday evening at age 82. Oscar de la Renta was a designer who truly shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood, which served him the name as the “gentleman of fashion.” His designs were romantic and sophisticated pieces that made women look and feel beautiful. de la Renta’s  clothes defined American elegance and became the garments of choice for some of the best dressed women in fashion. He truly brought such beauty to the world with his charm and wonderful talents that will greatly be missed.

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The fashion industry truly lost a legend and his creativity and memory will never be forgotten. Scroll through our favorite memorable Oscar de la Renta quotes and let us know how he inspired you.

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself”

“I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.”

“You have to walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”

“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.”

“I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.”

“There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.”

Which of these Oscar de la Renta quotes are your favorite?

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