Oscar de la Renta was yesterday remembered by the worlds of fashion, film and politics as friends and family turned out to attend the legendary designer's funeral in New York. De la Renta died last month on October 20th aged 82 following a battle with cancer.
De La Renta's fellow fashion designers were out in force, with Valentino, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Tory Burch and Tommy Hilfiger all in attendance, as were the women who loved to wear his dresses, including his long time fan Hillary Clinton as well as model and muse, Karlie Kloss.
Hugh Jackman attended with his wife, while Matthew Broderick stood in for his other half Sarah Jessica Parker, another devotee to De La Renta's designs, while she was filming in Italy. Other guests including Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington joined De La Renta's wife Annette and his family for the private service held at the Ignatius Loyola Church in New York.
'It’s a sad day, obviously, and I just feel lucky in my short eight years at CFDA that I got to know somebody as kind and talented and important to the CFDA as Oscar,' Steven Kolb, Chief Executive Officer of the CFDA told WWD.
Oscar de la Renta was clearly a well liked and loved man, with Ralph Lauren telling WWD on a previous occasion: 'I always loved him. He was a very sweet guy. I was always very fond of him... He was a very unique man in the history of American fashion, both for his workmanship and talent, as well as his creativity and class.'
We couldn't agree more.
By Olivia Marks