Oscar de la Renta, whose career began in the 1950s and was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut. He was 82.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. The cause was complications of cancer.
Though ill with cancer intermittently for close to eight years, Mr. de la Renta was resilient. During that period his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in sales, as his name became linked to celebrity events like the Oscars. Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cruz were among the actresses who wore his dresses. And his most recent coup was to make the ivory tulle gown that Amal Alamuddin wore to wed George Clooney in Venice.
In honor of this icon of fashion we have gathered a collection of his best red carpet looks over the years.