Stars Mourn the Death of Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta – ABC News

PHOTO: Oscar De La Renta and Naomi Campbell during Fall Fashion Week - Oscar De La Renta Fashion Show at Bryant Park in New York, April 8, 1994.

Celebrities of all stripes were quick to acknowledge the legacy of iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday after battling cancer for almost a decade. He was 82.

Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta,” Hillary and Bill Clinton said in a joint statement on their website.

“His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey.”
The statement continued, “We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives.”

The Clintons were not the only elite to speak out about the brilliance of de la Renta.

Legendary anchor Barbara Walters said, “Oscar de la Renta was not just a creative and original artist he was also a great business man. He was most of all one of the wisest, kindest, and funniest friends you can have. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing him, have aching hearts today. Our thoughts are with his beloved Annette.”

Taylor Swift, Nicky Hilton and Ivanka Trump also took to social media to share their condolences.

“My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.” – Taylor Swift

“The world lost one of the most extraordinary people that I have ever met. Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for always inspiring me to be better. There simply is no one else like you.” – Karlie Kloss

“Today fashion lost one of the greatest couturiers of the last century. I’m forever grateful to have had the chance to wear his creations and I’ll always remember Mr. De La Renta as a gentleman and a class act. Oscar was never afraid to speak his mind or share his point of view – whether that be on the runway or on the written page. He was a pillar of New York fashion and will be sorely missed. #OscardelaRenta #ODLR” – Coco Rocha

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