All About Oscar de la Renta: And the Stars Who Adore Him

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Oscar de la Renta with Annette Reed, his soon to be second wife. 

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Oscar de la Renta and Barbara Walters enjoy a chat while attending a Gala for New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center.

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Oscar de la Renta with actress Audrey Hepburn.

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Oscar de la Renta with William F. Buckley at Malcolm Forbes’ 70th birthday party.

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Oscar de la Renta pictured here with his stepdaughter Eliza in 1994. 

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Oscar de la Renta supporting senate hopeful Hillary Clinton, with Hillary’s daughter Chelsea Clinton pictured on the left.

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Oscar de la Renta and Jennifer Aniston bond at “Couture Cares” benefiting the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center.

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Oscar de la Renta at his 2011 Pre-Fall show.

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Jessica Alba in a salmon Oscar de la Renta gown at this year’s 2013 Golden Globes.

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Oscar de la Renta with William F. Buckley at Malcolm Forbes

Oscar de la Renta and Paloma Picasso supporting the 7th on Sale benefit for AIDS.

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Oscar de la Renta with Joan Rivers and Isaac Mizrahi, in 1990.

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Oscar de la Renta and fellow designer Donna Karan.

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Oscar de la Renta at 1994 Mercedes Benz fashion week, note that Naomi Campbell was a model for this show!

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Oscar de la Renta pictured here with his stepdaughter Eliza in 1994.

Oscar de la Renta at 1997 fashion week.

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Oscar de la Renta presents his line at the Dominican Embassy in 1998.

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Oscar de la Renta supporting senate hopeful Hillary Clinton, with Hillary

Oscar de la Renta with actress Gwenyth Paltrow in 2001.

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Oscar de la Renta receives the Gold Needle award in 2002.

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Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera arrive at the beginning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2002 just before Mayor Bloomberg cuts the ribbon.

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Oscar de la Renta mingles with Hillary Clinton, Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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Oscar de la Renta with famed editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour.

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Oscar de la Renta and crew at 2004 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Oscar de la Renta and his wife Annette in 2004 at Olympus Fashion Week.

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Oscar de la Renta and Sharon Stone, 2004.

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Oscar de la Renta and Beyonce at his 2005 Fall show.

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Oscar de la Renta and fellow designer Zac Posen.

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Oscar de la Renta has a huge fan in Eva Longoria, pictured here during Olympus Fashion Week 2006.

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Oscar de la Renta and Jennifer Aniston bond at

Oscar de la Renta in 2007, bundled up for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Oscar de la Renta at the 2008 Telva Fashion Awards in Madrid.

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Oscar de la Renta and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Oscar de la Renta and Anna Wintour attending the 2009 U.S. Open.

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De la Renta shares a laugh with Charlize Theron.

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Oscar de la Renta hugs long-time fashion fan and friend, Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Oscar de la Renta at his 2011 Pre-Fall show.

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Oscar de la Renta and Penelope Cruz.

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Oscar de la Renta with Anna Wintour, Diane Von Furstenberg and Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2012 Couture Council for the Museum At FIT, where de la Renta won the Award for Artistry of Fashion.

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Oscar de la Renta with model Karlie Kloss at his 2013 Spring Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show.

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Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta at the Academy Awards in 2007.

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Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta at the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner.

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Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta at the Ripple of Hope Gala.

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Katy Perry in Oscar de la Renta at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon.

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Kiernan Shipka in sweet, polka-dotted Oscar de la Renta at the LA Premiere of The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

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Lea Michele in a stunning dark Oscar de la Renta gown at the 2010 Golden Globes.

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Jessica Alba in a salmon Oscar de la Renta gown at this year

Ginnifer Goodwin in a short and sparkly Oscar de la Renta dress at the 2012 American Music Awards.

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Allison Williams in a hot pink Oscar de la Renta dress at the Variety and Women in Film Pre-Emmy event.

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Amy Adams wears a beautiful yet simple Oscar de la Renta gown at the Hollywood Film Awards.

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Anne Hathaway wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown to the 2013 Critics Choice Awards.

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Elle Fanning in Oscar de la Renta at the 2012 AFI Fest.

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We've seen his gowns on the runway, red carpet, and in more recent years, walking down the aisle! They're worn by some of our favorite stars who always look flawless, because they have placed their trust in this brilliant designer to keep them glamorous.

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic (with 6 sisters!), Oscar de la Renta moved to Madrid when he was 18 to study painting. It was there that he was wooed by the fashion industry.

Now known for his distinctly modern yet feminine evening wear, he began his own fashion label in 1965 at the age of 33. He became internationally known in the 60's as he was one to dress Jacqueline Kennedy (lucky guy!). He married Francoise de Langlade two years later, an editor-in-chief of French Vogue. She helped get his line in the limelight, inviting some of the most prominent and wealthy figures to his shows.

Sadly, his wife Francoise died of bone cancer in 1983. It was a great tragedy for de la Renta, and shortly after, he adopted a son from the Dominican. He later met and married his second wife, Annette Reed, in 1990.

The 1990's brought about a new direction for de la Renta, but his designs were still deeply coveted for their elegance and flattering silhouettes. Starting with Nancy Reagan, he was a chosen designer for the United States First Ladies for years, also creating gowns for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. He has many celebrity fans including Sarah Jessica Parker and Penelope Cruz, and fashionista fans like us!

Click through the gallery above to see some snapshots of Oscar de la Renta's life, and the stars who absolutely adore him!

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