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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, according to a family member. The veteran designer, a native of the Dominican Republic, was 82 years old and had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Over a long career, de la Renta designed clothes worn by fashion’s finest and spent a half century putting high society in haute couture. His path to renown was blazed when he designed clothing for Jacqueline Kennedy, and he went on to dress a host of U.S. first ladies, including Laura Bush and Michelle Obama, as well as talk-show guru Oprah Winfrey. He also designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress, and most recently the wedding gown for Amal Clooney, George Clooney’s new bride.

Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus-  Chevy C

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