Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82, following a lengthy battle with cancer, and stars from Hollywood and beyond have taken to social media to pay their respects to the style icon.
Designers such as Brian Atwood, Zac Posen and Christian Siriano have posted tributes to the groundbreaking couturier and his inspiring creations, along with figures from film, music and politics — many of whom had worn de la Renta’s gowns, including Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington and Naomi Campbell.
“My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory,” said Taylor Swift, posting a photo of herself wearing a de la Renta dress.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington wrote, “I have spent some of the most special moments of my career in Oscar De La Renta. I will be forever awed by and forever grateful for his extraordinary talent. Sending love to his family and friends. Rest In Peace.”
Jennifer Lopez posted a photo of herself with the designer: “Me and the legendary Oscar De La Renta… Rest in peace…You will be missed.”
“You made this a dream come a True !! R I P TheGentlemanofFashion #Oscar de la Renta,” wrote Naomi Campbell.
“So sad the passing of Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta. Genius and a gentleman. His artistry will live forever!!!” said shoe designer Brian Atwood.
Cindy Crawford posted an ad she appeared in for the designer: “Rest in Peace #Oscar! Your vision and talent will be missed!”
“The fashion world lost a legend last night. Oscar, you will be missed,” wrote fellow designer Marc Jacobs.
“Arrow” star Colton Haynes wrote, “Oscar…may you rest in peace. Your mark on the world will last forever. Enjoy the beautiful gardens above my friend.”
Lucy Liu posted a simple farewell message: “RIP Oscar de la Renta.”
“Que en Paz descanses Oscar De La Renta. You will forever live in all of our hearts, thank you for all the great memories and moments. It was an honor to work with you and be in your presence,” said Joan Smalls.
“Thank you for your artistry, Mr. de la Renta. #oscardelarenta rest in peace,” wrote Rose McGowan.
“‘Fashion is a trend, style lives within a person.’ – Oscar de la Renta. The world has lost another icon today. May a man who inspired so many rest in peace,” said Kris Jenner.
Former First Lady Laura Bush released the following statement in the wake of the designer’s death: “George and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta. We will miss Oscar’s generous and warm personality, his charm, and his wonderful talents. My daughters and I have many fond memories of visits with Oscar, who designed our favorite clothes, including Jenna’s wedding dress. We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful. George, Barbara, Jenna, and I send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Annette de la Renta, Alex and Eliza Bolen, and all of Oscar’s loving family and friends.”