Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died. He has dressed many celebrities from Jackie Oprah . He was 82 years old and was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 . De La Renta’s design can best be described as elegant and sophisticated.
Oscar De La Renta replied when asked by Vanity Fair what sort of woman he had in mind when he designed, he told VF, “Let me tell you, it was never the ladies who lunch. They never lunched! They always wanted to stay thin. You want to know who my customer is? All the women who can afford to buy my clothes! My customers are successful workingwomen. They might be spending less at the moment, but my approach is that fashion must always be optimistic, and that a woman will always be enticed by beautiful clothes.”
Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion,” Mr. de la Renta once said. “A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.”