|Oscar de la Renta at FIT in 2012.|
I was saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Oscar de la Renta tonight at the age of 82. What a talented designer that man was! His death feels like the end of an era—as a young man he apprenticed with Balenciaga himself. Talk about learning from the best!
It was so lovely to see him at the 2012 preview of IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA at The Museum at FIT and his dress exhibited there was one of my favorites from that show. It was from his Spring 2012 collection and I loved the combination of a rich yellow silk taffeta strapless gown with a stunning black Guipure lace jacket. It was hard to stop taking pictures of the dress, to tell you the truth. It was a standout in a room of iconic and amazing dresses!
|From the exhibit IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, The Museum at FIT, 2012.|
|I could not take my eyes off this dress!|
|I loved the bold yellow color...|
|...as well as this jacket of Guipure lace. Gorgeous!|
Oscar de la Renta always seemed like such a gentleman, a true charmer, as well as a designer of gorgeous clothes, and he will be missed. I certainly hope either The Museum at FIT or the Met will, in time, do a retrospective of his elegant and supremely feminine work.