oscar-de-la-renta-dies-82Oscar de la Renta after his Spring 2014 runway presentation at New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of ImaxTree.com.

Oscar de la Renta, the American fashion designer born in the Dominican Republic, passed away in his Connecticut home Monday night. He was 82. The news of the designer’s passing comes within a month of his label achieving two monumental milestones: the naming of British designer Peter Copping–formerly of Nina Ricci–as its new creative director, and having designed
Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress for her Venice nuptials to George Clooney in September.