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New Yorkers mourn the passing of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta

4:10am IST - 01:28

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, one of the biggest names in the fashion industry over the last half century, has died at the age of 82. Roselle Chen reports.

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Fans outside of Oscar de la Renta's flagship store in New York City paused to remember the iconic fashion designer on Tuesday, October 21st. SOUNDBITE: Sabrina Baldieri, Oscar de la Renta fan, saying (English): "We've lost an icon. We've lost the beginning of fashion. We've lost a man that made a woman feel beautiful, like herself. What is there to say, Oscar is the epitome of beauty, love, fashion, extremes. We've lost an unbelievable person." SOUNDBITE: Jason Boda, Oscar de la Renta fan, saying (English): "He always kept the elegance alive, and the proper formal thinking about what dresses should reflect as a classy woman." SOUNDBITE: Norma Gotwalt, Oscar de la Renta fan, saying (English): "They were outstanding, they were very much in vogue, but they weren't over the top, you know what I mean? Very classic." De la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday, October 20th at the age of 82. De la Renta was born to a prominent family in the Dominican Republic and went to Spain to study art, but was drawn to fashion. Most recently, de la Renta made the wedding dress for human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin for her marriage in Venice, Italy, last month to Hollywood actor and director George Clooney. De la Renta is survived by his wife, Annette.

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New Yorkers mourn the passing of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta

4:10am IST - 01:28

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