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Farewell, Oscar de la Renta

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, the couturist who celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama would run to for a red carpet hit, passed away on October 20.

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He was 82. Known for his voluminous gowns, with a generous use of ruffles, feathers and shimmer, de la Renta had been fighting cancer for nearly eight years.

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Freida Pinto, wearing one of Oscar de la Renta's creations attends "The Homesman" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Donning an Oscare de la Renta creation, Emma Watson attends the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 at Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Donning an Oscare de la Renta creation, Emma Watson attends the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 at Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic-born designer, who had been living in America, was called the king of red carpets as he made the women he dressed look ethereal.

A model showcases Fall Winter 2008 collection designs by Oscar de la Renta as part of the Best Of MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
A model showcases Fall Winter 2008 collection designs by Oscar de la Renta as part of the Best Of MasterCard Luxury Week Hong Kong. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker who was one of de la Renta's  biggest fans arrives at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, 9/10/00. Photo: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect
Sarah Jessica Parker who was one of de la Renta's  biggest fans arrives at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, 9/10/00. Photo: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect

One of his last most, publicised creations was the gown of lawyer Amal Alamuddin who married Hollywood actor George Clooney

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