Os­car de la Renta dies at 82

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The world is mourn­ing a Caribbean legend after the death of Do­mini­can-born fash­ion de­signer Os­car de la Renta, who passed away on Mon­day night at the age of 82.

The world-fa­mous son of Santo Domingo was born to a Do­mini­can mother and a Puerto Ri­can fa­ther.

After mov­ing to Madrid to study at 18, de la Renta be­gan a jour­ney that would make him one of the top de­sign­ers in the world and stew­ard of a global fash­ion em­pire.

And his de­sign em­pire ex­tended beyond cloth­ing, with de la Renta even de­sign­ing the 30-room Tor­tuga Bay ho­tel in the Pun­ta­cana Re­sort & Club in his home coun­try of the Do­mini­can Repub­lic (a re­sort that in­cludes an epony­mous bou­tique). It was the first ho­tel de la Renta had ever de­signed.

Os­car de la Renta at an ex­hibit on him at the Wil­liam J Clin­ton Pres­i­den­tial Cen­ter

last year.

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