fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was a favorite of U.S. first ladies Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. De la Renta died Monday but his designs live on.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush and fashion designer Oscar de la Renta posed for photographers after a press conference at the Fall 2004 fashion week, Feb. 9, 2004, in New York City. Bush donated the red dress in the center designed by de la Renta to “The Heart Truth” road show that will tour throughout the country to inform women about heart disease. Reuters/Jeff Christensen JC/GAC
U.S. First Lady Laura Bush wore an Oscar de la Renta gown made of gold matelasse in a floral pattern as she waited for the arrival of Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Jose Miguel T. Arroyo to a State Dinner at the White House May 19, 2003. Reuters/Jason Reed
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton lifts the hem of her Oscar de la Renta gown backstage, after winning a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word catagory for “It Takes a Village” at the 39th Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York, Feb. 26, 1997. Reuters
First lady Hillary Clinton shows off her Oscar de la Renta dress Jan. 20, 1997. Reuters
Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan is accompanied by fashion designer Oscar de la Renta at The Colleagues 22nd Annual Spring Luncheon April 12, 2001. Reuters