Yesterday, our morning was greeted with the sad news that Oscar de la Renta had passed away at the age of 82. An outpouring of love notes and messages dedicated to the designer spread though the web as friends and colleagues shared their deepest condolences. Anna Wintour writes on Vogue.com, "His last words to me were I love you, and I said I love you back. He was determined to come to [my son] Charlie’s wedding, but was sent by his assistant to the wrong airport. Yet he turned up with a smile and kiss at the last minute to put the veil on Elizabeth [Cordry, the bride] and send her down the aisle in the dress of her dreams. Every girl’s dream."
Today we remember his legacy by looking back on some of the greatest highlights in his career and personal life. From his big fashion debut to the most iconic of his recent works, read on as we dart down his milestones.