Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Colton Haynes, and more quickly flocked to Twitter on Oct. 20 to mourn the loss of renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta upon hearing he died. See what they said.
Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta, who dressed many celebrities and public figures, including Jaqueline Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey, and designed Amal Clooney‘s wedding dress, passed away after battling cancer. He was 82 years old. Since the sad news broke, celebrities have been coming together on Twitter to share their sorrow for the loss of one of fashion’s all time greatest.
Oscar de la Renta Dies — Taylor Swift & More Celebs React
Oscar was a huge influence on fashion, and many celebrities recognize that. Stars like Taylor Swift, La Toya Jackson, and Billy Eichner took to Twitter to share their heartfelt condolences. Read their tweets below:
My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to… http://t.co/AOfPZbHg1i
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 21, 2014
Oscar de la Renta you will be missed and the elegant fashion that you gave us all! May you #RIP 🙏 A Legend Of Fashion
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) October 21, 2014
One night Peyton Manning is celebrating breaking a record, the next night he’s grieving Oscar de la Renta. #RIP
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 21, 2014
Rest in peace, Oscar de la Renta. Your beautiful creativity will never be forgotten.
— Courtney Kerr (@thecourtneykerr) October 21, 2014
What a sad day for the fashion industry. An icon is gone. RIP Oscar de la Renta ❤️
— Nicky Hilton (@NickyHilton) October 21, 2014
RIP iconic designer Oscar De La Renta,who was a big part of 3 of my life’s biggest moments.Much love & peace2 his family& all who loved him!
— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) October 21, 2014
I’ve worn Oscar de la Renta’s signature fragrance my whole adult life. It is like his designs & life. Classic, soft, feminine & elegant. RIP
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Curtisleejamie) October 21, 2014
Truly saddened by the loss of one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. Oscar de la Renta will be greatly missed.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 21, 2014
Oscar…may you rest in peace. Your mark on the world will last forever. Enjoy the beautiful gardens… http://t.co/oGcekULgtT
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) October 21, 2014
What a talented inspirational man. He designed to make women feel luxurious, womanly and elegant.… http://t.co/bd6xArDhBh
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassischroeder) October 21, 2014
Oscar de la Renta Dead — Legendary Fashion Designer Dies At 82
Oscar, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, grew to fame in the 1960s when first lady Jackie Kennedy would often wear his designs. He began dressing other first ladies as well, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush.
Oscar’s designs also popped up on the red carpet frequently. From Cameron Diaz to Jessica Chastain, and Kristen Stewart to Penelope Cruz, many women of different styles appreciated his one-of-a-kind designs and admired his work.
Oscar was married to Annette Engelhard since 1989, and together they adopted son Moises de la Renta.
Our thoughts go out to Oscar de la Renta’s family, friends and fans, as they mourn his loss.
— Julianne Ishler