Fashion legend, Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82. The iconic designer inspired the world with his vision and style for over 5 decades. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta moved to Spain at the age of 18 to study art at the academy of San Fernando in Madrid. He soon found this his true passion was fashion and had a breakthrough when the wife of the U.S.. Ambassador to Spain saw a sketch of his dresses and commissioned him to design a gown for her daughter which later appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. De la Renta moved to New York after living in Paris for two years. While in New York he worked as a deigned for Elizabeth Arden. The Oscar de la Renta brand was launched in 1965 and the rest is history. De La Renta designs have been worn by every first lady of the Untied States since Jackie Kennedy Onasis and his deigns have always been a favorite of celebrities on the red carpet.
Oscar de le Renta will be sorely missed by the fashion world but as he once told an audience at the 92Y's "Fashion Talks" series in New York June 2013, "The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life."