RIP Oscar de la Renta: His best red carpet looks

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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.

Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes

Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes

Allison Williams at the 2013 Emmys

Allison Williams at the 2013 Emmys

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Gala

Anne Hathaway 2011 Golden Globes

Anne Hathaway 2011 Golden Globes

Gisele Bundchen 2011

Gisele Bundchen 2011

Rosario Dawson at the 2012 Golden Globes

Rosario Dawson at the 2012 Golden Globes

Emily Blunt at the 2012 SAG Awards

Emily Blunt at the 2012 SAG Awards

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes

Emma Watson at the last Harry Potter Premier

Emma Watson at the last Harry Potter Premier

Chalize Theron at the 2013 Oscars

Chalize Theron at the 2013 Oscars

Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Oscars

Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Oscars

Leah Michele at the 2011 Golden Globes

Leah Michele at the 2011 Golden Globes

Amy Adams at the 2013 Oscars

Amy Adams at the 2013 Oscars

And with Amal Clooney in one of his last promotional shots before his death

And with Amal Clooney in one of his last promotional shots before his death

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