NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Luminaries of the fashion and entertainment worlds attended a private funeral Monday for legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.
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Actor Hugh Jackman, newswomen Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer (with husband Mike Nichols), and designers Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger were seen entering the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side, along with Chelsea Clinton, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and noted photographer Annie Leibovitz.
“His elegance will be remembered forever. There will never be another Oscar de la Renta. He was loved by so many women,” said Lynne Segal, a former fitting model of de la Renta’s.
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The Dominican-born designer, famous for his intricate workmanship and glamorous designs, was as admired on Hollywood red carpets as he was at socialites’ soirees.
He first made a name for himself in the 1960s as a designer for the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Kennedy, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported. And is widely credited with helping to put American fashion on the global map.
First ladies became one of his specialties. De la Renta later dressed Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for their husbands’ inaugural balls.
Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a de la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney at a lavish wedding in Venice.
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