I have so many lovely memories of Oscar de la Renta—he was an inspiring fashion icon whose career spanned over five decades, and he was also the kindest of people. His designs were romantic and elegant; he truly understood beauty and how to make a woman feel beautiful.
Of all the stunning Oscar de la Renta creations I have worn over the years, there are two I hold dear: the pale blue dress I wore to this year’s Met Ball and the wedding dress he designed for me in duchess satin. He was so warm and kind to me when I was looking for my bridal gown; it was the first time we met and was the beginning of a special friendship that lasted over 20 years. Oscar also gave me a lovely sketch of the dress and a heartfelt note that I’ll cherish forever.