Oscar de la Renta: 7 Favorite Looks & Quotes

Celebrating the life of the iconic fashion designer
Oscar de la Renta: 7 Favorite Looks + Quotes

There are a million-and-one reasons to fall in love with the legendary designs of Oscar de la Renta. The well-known fashion icon and champion of bridal sophistication and glamour passed away Monday at 82 years of age, and we are certain the mark he has made in the wedding world will live on for generations to come.

Not only did he create an innumerable amount of stunning gowns, but he was an advocate for the beauty and grace of the female form and mind, evident in his flattering designs and words of wisdom (for both fashion and life). He taught us that even high fashion should be wearable, style is about being yourself and beauty has an awful lot to do with kindness and confidence.

To celebrate his life we've pulled together some of our favorite Oscar de la Renta wedding looks, as well as some memorable quotes from the designer across the years...

"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."

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Ashton, Bridal 2015

"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness."

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Anastasia, Bridal 2014

“I hate pretty. It’s a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty.”

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Brandon, Fall 2014

"Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day."

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Look 11, Bridal 2013

"I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes."

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Catherine, Bridal 2015

“Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.”

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Look 13, Bridal 2o14

“I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.”

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Colettle, Bridal 2015