Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies At 82

Beauty & Style | Camille Travis | 10/21/2014 | 09:30 AM EDT

The designer dressed the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Audrey Hepburn, Beyoncé and more

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta-- who made his name off dressing countless celebrities, politicians and socialites-- has died. He was 82.


Family members confirmed the death with ABC News, stating that he passed away in his Connecticut home on Monday while surrounded by loved ones. The cause of death was not released, but it was widely known that de la Renta was battling cancer since being diagnosed in 2006.


The designer came to prominence in the early 1960s by dressing the likes of first lady Jackie Kennedy and actress Audrey Hepburn. In 1965, his ready-to-wear label was launched in New York.


Over the years, de la Renta's impressive client list continued to grow, with his work being worn by figures such as Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway, Beyoncé, Penelope Cruz and others. He most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress.


Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta studied painting in Spain and apprenticed with Cristobal Balenciaga. He went on to move to Paris to work with Lanvin and Balmain before relocating to New York to work with Elizabeth Arden.


The designer is survived by his wife Annette Reed and son Moises.


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