Oscar de la Renta

Famed fashion icon Oscar de la Renta,who designed Americas First Ladies including Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush has died at 82. He recently designed Michelle Obama's dress for a White House party and the wedding gown worn by George Clooney‘s new wife, Amal Alamuddin.

No other details were available on how de la Renta died.

The award-winning designer was born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, and became one of the happening designers for American First Ladies and celebrities. Recently in 2006, the fashion legend was was diagnosed with cancer.

Last year, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Executive Director Fern Mallis called him "the sultan of suave." At that event, he spoke of his cancer, saying, "Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life."

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