OSCAR DE LA RENTA DIES.

The fashion industry is in mourning today at the news that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82. Having been diagnosed with cancer in 2006, it is reported that the American designer passed away at his Connecticut home last night.

His designs, worn by celebrities and stateswomen alike (including Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama) were noted for their classic glamour and elegance. Recently, Amal Clooney chose Ocar de la Renta as the designer for her wedding dress.

It has been announced that Peter Copping, ex-creative director at Nina Ricci, will be taking over as design lead at the label going forward.