OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Legendary fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, has died at the age of 82.  

Whether you were in the market for some fabulous new "everyday" attire, some great shoes, or a show-stopping wedding gown (or pantsuit!), you knew that buying one of his designs was a sure hit and a true investment in yourself.

Most recently, Oscar de la Renta had been in the news for designing the gorgeous gown that George Clooney's new wife, Amal Alamuddin, wore down the aisle, but Mr. de la Renta had been making headlines long before many of us can remember.  He has dressed every First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, and designed the wedding gowns of US Presidents' daughters and the daughter of the US Ambassador to Spain.  

His extensive line of wedding gowns runs the gamut from traditional and elegant, to colorful, whimsical and truly cutting edge (he has been quoted as saying that his colorful designs could be attributed to being born in the Dominican Republic and his island life as a youth).  You could rest assured, however, that no matter how eccentric your taste, your gown would be positively exquisite!

The fashion industry has truly lost a great man--known for being a perfect gentleman, an approachable icon, and a fashion genius.  Take a look at some of the stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding gowns, below.  Do you have a favorite?