He dressed almost every first lady in the past three decades. Few famous women have been able to resist the timeless elegance of Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. Hollywood boasted his dresses on red carpets and his latest muse, Amal Alamudin, selected him to design her wedding dress to marry the not-so-eternal bachelor George Clooney.
Today, the famous have used their networks to pay homage to his genius talent, which left at age 18 to study painting Dominican Republic, he ran into the fashion world and the rest is history.
Eme takes a look back at some of his best muses in some of his best dresses.