Oscar de la Renta
Hearing the news this week of the passing of Oscar de la Renta, my mind wonders back to the 90’s when his signature fragrance was the only fragrance I ever wore.
This article is my small tribute to a man with a lifelong passion for dressing women beautifully. He certainly achieved his dream, his vision and his passion and we are all the better for it. Here is a man who understood the beauty of a woman. I cannot imagine a life (nor do I want to) without the happy memories Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Audrey Hepburn or Oscar de la Renta evoke for me.
A true icon of beautiful, gorgeous fashion design. Here are a few of my favourite shots.
To the left, a young Oscar photographed here with Audrey Hepburn. On the right, a young, passionate and very handsome Oscar de la Renta.
To the left, photography by Mario Testino in Vogue China and on the right, classic black Oscar de la Renta on the runway.
To the left, absolute Oscar, beautiful, timeless, elegant and to the right, Carla Bruni dressed in Oscar de la Renta.
To the left, 1970’s ‘it girl’ Jean Shrimpton wearing Oscar and to the right, Oscar de la Renta – Spring Circa 2014
With much respect, I wish this lovely man a restful slumber and eternal peace. His creativity will live on in his work and continue to inspire beauty the world over and if there is one thing we need in this world is more beauty.
I shall leave you with a quote, which sums it all up beautifully.
Things never happen on accident, they happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream..
…Oscar de la Renta.
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See you all next time,
All images via Pinterest.