From the Toronto Star Archives
Anna Hecht
Jul 22, 2016 @ 7:15 am

Today, we remember Oscar de la Renta on what would have been his 84th birthday. The iconic fashion designer, who became internationally known during his career as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy, Jennifer Garner, Amal Clooney (see her gorgeous wedding gown), Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama, was 82-years-old at the time of his passing.

Throughout his award-winning career, he worked for Lanvin, Balmain, and started his eponymous fashion house. In doing so, he became known for exquisite designs, devotion to dressing women beautifully, and his larger-than-life personality—which resulted in many, many memorable quotes. 

From his opinion on what it takes to make it in fashion to what he loves most about women and his three rules to live by, we’ve rounded up some of Oscar de la Renta’s most inspirational quotes in celebration of his life, legacy, and iconic career. Take a look below.

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