Oscar de la Renta on Fashion, Work, and the Power of Confidence

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Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died yesterday at 82, and tributes are already pouring out for the man who was as beloved for his wisdom and support of women as he was for his legendary gowns. We've pulled together some of his most inspiring quotes, many of which speak to his passion for style and love of the creative process.

It's inspiring stuff for any working person, particularly those in a creative field. And for those who aren't, de la Renta still had plenty to say about the incredible achievements he's seen women make during his lifetime, as well as that one all-important quality for any professional person: confidence. Which is undoubtedly what you felt when you wore one of his famous designs.

Click through below for Oscar de la Renta's best quotes through the years.