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Stars Attend Oscar De La Renta's Funeral In New York

03/11/2014 19:09 | Updated 20 May 2015

Stars of the fashion, film and media world turned out in their droves for the private funeral service of Oscar de la Renta in New York on Monday.

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

Actors Hugh Jackman and Matthew Broderick, supermodel Karlie Kloss, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan paid their respects with the likes of Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the service.

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

Oscar passed away on 20 October at his home in Kent, Connecticut, at the age of 82, after battling cancer since 2006.

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

The Dominican-born designer made a big name for himself in the 1960s, when he designed clothes for Jackie Kennedy. He was popular with society's elite and 'ladies that lunch' as well as designing glamorous gowns for movie stars on the red carpet.

The Legacy of Oscar De La Renta

Celebrities who loved his work included Michelle Obama, Audrey Hepburn, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams and Sarah Jessica Parker, who did not attend the funeral, but whose husband Matthew Broderick did.

Most recently, he created the beautiful lace wedding gown Amal Alamuddin wore when she married George Clooney in September.

Stars attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral in New York

According to ABC News, Oscar's memorial service lasted for around an hour, and readings were given by Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others.

Honorary ushers included Oscar's son, Moises de la Renta, and singer Julio Iglesias.

Anna Wintour, who also celebrated her 65th birthday today, appeared visibly moved as she left the church.

According to the Daily Mail, as well as being famed for his designs, Oscar was also known for his philanthropy, particularly in the Dominican Republic, where he was born and owned a home. In 1982, he set up La Casa del Nino for underprivileged children in the country.

Candida Montilla, the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, attended the funeral, and President Danilo Medina praised the designer for changing the lives of thousands of children there.

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