Stars Pay Tribute to Oscar De La Renta
Hollywood A-listers and pop stars such as Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan and Zoe Saldana have led tributes to designer Oscar De La Renta, who died on Monday, 20 October at his home in Connecticut surrounded by family and close friends. Shortly after news of his death hit the headlines, celebrities lit up social media with fond farewells and kind words.
Swift, who heard the news as she began her day in Australia, took to Instagram and wrote, "My all-time favourite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honour to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory."
Lohan posted a quote from the designer, adding, "'Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny - #RIPOscar. A remarkable one of a kind legend."
Zoe Saldana writes, "Iconic legendary genius, gone but definitely not forgotten #OscarDeLaRenta. My heart goes out to the De La Renta family", and Nicky Hilton tweeted, "What a sad day for the fashion industry. An icon is gone. RIP Oscar de la Renta."
Twitter tributes also poured in from Jamie Lee Curtis, Alyssa Milano, Garcelle Beauvais, Isabelle Fuhrman, Padma Lakshmi and fashion experts Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Christian Siriano, while actress Rita Wilson added, "A great has left us. #OscarDeLaRenta Thank you for adding such beauty to the world, along with elegance, class and grace."
Gloria Estefan, a big fan of de la Renta's work, recalled he was "a big part of 3 of my life's biggest moments", adding, "Made Grammy dress 4 performance and win for 'Mi Tierra', dress I wore to perform for the Pope and my daughter-in-law's wedding dress."
Kind acknowledgments being posted all over the web by Hollywood celebs and other personalities that have had the opportunity to don one of De La Renta's amazing creations, are yet more proof of the star designer's status in the fashion world and beyond.