Oscar De La Renta Dies Aged 82

21/10/2014 12:42 | Updated 20 May 2015

Iconic fashion designer to the stars, Oscar de la Renta, has died aged 82.

Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

He passed away at his home in Kent, Connecticut, surrounded by his family. The NY Times reports he passed away from complications to do with cancer, which he was diagnosed with back in 2006.

According to the Daily Mail, his famous design house released a statement that read: "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us.

Oscar De La Renta Dies at the Age of 82

"Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company.

"All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar's example we know the way forward.

"We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much."

Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Oscar made a big name for himself in the 1960s, when he designed clothes for Jackie Kennedy.

Other stars who loved his work included Michelle Obama, Audrey Hepburn, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams and Sarah Jessica Parker (wearing one of his dresses at the Costume Institute Gala 2014 above).

Most recently, he created the beautiful lace wedding gown Amal Alamuddin wore when she married George Clooney less than a month ago.

Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

According to the Mirror, Taylor Swift and Naomi Campbell have led celebrity tributes to the man who dressed the high society for five decades.

Naomi shared a photograph on Instagram of her on the catwalk wearing one of his designs, writing: "You made this a dream come a True !! R I P #TheGentlemanofFashion #Oscar de la Renta."

Oscar Aristedes de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo on July 22, 1932, and was the youngest of seven children.

He is survived by his wife, Annette de la Renta, and his adopted son Moises, a designer at his label.

See Oscar's greatest catwalk moments through time in our gallery below:

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