On Monday night, the world lost one of its great designers. We're still mourning the loss of the legendary Oscar De La Renta, "the ultimate gentleman," as InStyle's Eric Wilson calls him, who passed away at his home in Connecticut after a long battle with cancer.
Since starting his career in the '60s, de la Renta has dressed countless celebrities for everything from the Oscars to Inaugural balls to weddings. However, his knack for creating beautiful garments didn't stop where the red carpet ended—de la Renta was also a master at creating less formal but equally breathtaking day and cocktail dresses (like Amal Alamuddin's checkerboard print frock, above, left).
On Tuesday the designer's step-daughter Eliza Bolen and son-in-law Alex Bolen released a statement on his official website:
Celebrate de la Renta's life by clicking through our gallery of celebrities who have worn his iconic designs.