Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
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