Lakshmi tweets after learning of de la Renta’s passing.
Just heard of the passing of Oscar de la Renta. A true, master craftsman and gentleman. RIP
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 21, 2014
De la Renta dies in his Connecticut home surrounded by family and friends. The cause of de la Renta’s death is not clear at this time. Family statement:
While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. 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.
Bush comments following the death of de la Renta.
We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful.
Swift shares a picture of her gown from the Met Gala designed by de la Renta following the news of his death. She captions the photo:
My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.
Lawrence pays unspoken tribute to de la Renta by wearing one of his less formal designs to Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration on Monday night following his death.
Griffin takes to twitter after learning of de la Renta’s death.
The Clintons make a joint statement regarding the death of de la Renta.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta. His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey. We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives.
Walters reacts to de la Renta’s death.
Oscar de la Renta was not just a creative and original artist he was also a great business man. He was most of all one of the wisest, kindest, and funniest friends you can have. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing him, have aching hearts today. Our thoughts are with his beloved Annette.
Garner, who wore a de la Renta gown to the 2014 Oscars, praises de la Renta.
Mr. de la Renta loved women. And you saw it in every design that he did. He honored women’s features, he honored our bodies. He wasn’t afraid to pull back and let the woman be the star of the look.