Oscar de la Renta's most iconic red carpet looks

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Sarah Jessica Parker turned to her old friend for her big night hosting the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Emma Watson stunned in a costume-like tulle confection for the world premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" In London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

One of Oscar de la Renta's most famous -- and perhaps one of his last designs -- was Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress for her marriage to George Clooney in September. The stunning lace gown was fit for a princess.

Lady in red! Anne Hathaway wowed in this scarlet number ahead of hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Cameron Diaz sparkled in a gold, embellished gown for the 2010 Academy Awards. (Dan MacMedan via Getty Images)

Amy Adams certainly made a statement in this flowing, layered gray gown for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. "The Help" actress channeled old Hollywood glamour with the breathtaking look. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)

Early on, Oscar de la Renta had close connections with A-list talent and experimented with bold fashions. The designer posed alongside Audrey Hepburn, who wore a burgundy feather frock from his collection.  (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

In an ode to her "Sex and the City" alter-ego Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker enlisted the help of Oscar de la Renta for this pink, ballet-like dress for the Emmy Awards in 2000. It went down as one of his most iconic designs. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Penelope Cruz resembled Beauty from "Beauty and the Beast" in this gold number for the 77th Annual Academy Awards. The Spanish stunner was a longtime fan of de la Renta's looks. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Cruz continued to wear Oscar's designs throughout her career and attended the 2011 Met Gala in a black, layered dress from his atelier. The simple and sleek look was a hit! (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Singer-turned-major fashionista Taylor Swift  turned heads at the 2014 Met Gala in a prim, proper, and glamorous pink gown, which featured a big bustle and a long train. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jennifer Garner showed off her svelte physique in a flapper-like, fringed number at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The silvery dress landed her on multiple best-dressed lists. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Garner gravitated toward several of the designer's metallic concoctions. The "Dallas Buyers Club" actress was the gold standard at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

"30 Rock" star Tina Fey brought sophistication to the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in this currant, curve-hugging dress. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

"Glee" star Lea Michele made her mark on the 2010 Emmy Award red carpet in a midnight blue Oscar de la Renta ruffled gown, which showed off her tiny physique. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Mr. de la Renta often dressed many of Hollywood's up-and-coming starlets. "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto was on the recieving end of his creative efforts in this pink, layered gown at the 2009 BAFTA Awards.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Talk about elegant. Oprah Winfrey was all smiles next to Oscar at the 2010 Met Gala in a long-sleeved, navy dress, which fit her curvy figure perfectly. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington, once named one of the most stylish women in Hollywood, has regularly worn some of the designer's more risky designs. She donned this pastel, two-toned frock to the 44th NAACP Image Awards. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Sandra Bullock's star was on the rise at the 2004 Academy Awards and her fashion chops were also grabbing plenty of attention. The gorgeous gal reached for this figure-hugging, white feather number for the swanky night and looked extremely chic. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Ten years later, Sandra Bullock returned to the beloved designer for another figure-hugging frock for the Oscars. The "Blind Side" actress dazzled in this dark, draped number. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

It was the year of jewel tones and Emily Blunt did not disappint in this emerald, one-shoulder dress for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Perhaps this was foreshadowing for her frothy pink wedding dress? Jessica Biel was the pink of perfection in this cotton candy dress for the premiere of her film "Valentine's Day." (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Jessica Alba took a risk with this striking, coral mermaid gown at the 2013 Golden Globes, but it paid off. The sexy star nabbed a spot on the best-dressed lists. (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

All eyes were on Jessica Chastain in this Grecian-inspired gown at the 2012 BAFTA Awards. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

"New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel went for a simple but classic red strapless dress that earned her plenty of kudos at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Everything came up roses for Rihanna, who picked up a Brit Award in 2011 in a rose-printed ball gown from de la Renta. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

"Girls" star Allison Williams couldn't contain her excitement as she stepped out in this emerald, peplum and strapless gown at the 2012 Emmy Awards.(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Kristen Stewart opted for a girly tulle number embellished with navy detailing along the bodice and gown for the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" premiere in 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Nicole Kidman stunned in this tribal-inspired gown at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which complemented her fiery mane pefectly. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reese Witherspoon popped a perfect pose in one of the designer's ladylike cocktail dresses as The Colleagues' 26th Annual Spring Luncheon in 2014. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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By RACHEL OSMAN

Beloved fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday night in his Connecticut home at the age of 82. De la Renta, who came to prominence in the 1960s for his work with Jacqueline Kennedy, had battled cancer since 2006.

Throughout his several decades-long career, the Dominican designer dressed some of the most famous women in the world. One of his most recent projects was designing Amal Clooney's gown for her September nuptials to George Clooney in Venice, Italy. Of her decision to work with de la Renta, Clooney told Vogue, "George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can't imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress."

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was another huge fan of de la Renta. The former "Sex and the City" star wore one of his black and white creations to this year's Met Ball. As an added bonus, the dress featured de la Renta's signature in red on the back. Parker explained the decision behind the unique touch to Vanity Fair. "It was my idea," she said. "He would never in a million years have done it, he's far too modest."

Additionally, after learning of de la Renta's passing, Taylor Swift posted the following message on her Instagram account:


Which Oscar de la Renta look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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