Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82.

He was a favourite of Hollywood actresses and dressed stars from Penelope Cruz to Oprah Winfrey - most recently designing Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

Here is a look back at the life and work of the designer, who was known for his classic and feminine red carpet styles.

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Oscar de la Renta waves to the crowd as he debuts his Fall 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week in February this year.

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Cameron Diaz (left) wore a gold-dusted gown to the Oscars in 2010, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (centre) wore ruffled pink to the 2009 Baftas and Penelope Cruz (right) wore a yellow De la Renta for the Oscars back in 2005.

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De la Renta's Spring 2011 collection is modelled during Fashion Week in New York.

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Some of the world's best-known models have walked the catwalk in De la Renta creations, from Naomi Campbell in 1999 (centre) to Cara Delevigne in 2013 (left). Karlie Kloss (right) modelled his Spring 2015 collection at September's New York Fashion Week.

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Oprah Winfrey attended the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in New York with the designer in 2010, one of the highlights of the fashion calendar. In 2013 De la Renta was presented with the founder's award at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York (right), by former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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The designer attended the 2007 US Open with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Schaffer.

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De la Renta's 2008 Spring Summer collection was presented in a New York church.

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Penelope Cruz was accompanied by De la Renta at the Met Gala in 2011.

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The designer was honoured at the 2014 Medal of Excellence Gala at Carnegie Hall in New York, seen here with former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary (left) and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (right).

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