Oscar De La Renta

Emirates Bride pays a final tribute to the late, great Oscar de la Renta via the thoughts of the women who chose him on their wedding day…

When news hit last October that Oscar de la Renta, one of the world’s greatest fashion talents, had passed away, it resonated far beyond just the style sphere. He was a household name, known for his innate ability to make a woman look and feel beautiful. It’s little wonder, then, that he has been the dream choice for so many brides on their big day. Infused with elegance, femininity and glamour, his designs have been worn by socialites and celebrities alike, and will live on the spirit of his fashion house forever.

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“Oscar de la Renta has always been one of my favourite designers and he created a dress which encompassed everything I was looking for. A person I had never met, who I shall now always remain anonymous to, was able to translate my imagination and taste into something concrete.”

Lynn Ammar, Lebanese


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“I accidentally found my Oscar de la Renta wedding gown when I was at the final run-through of my original dress fitting. I was curious and had a feeling there was a special dress still hiding there waiting for me. As soon as I saw the fabric it was love at first sight! I returned the dress I initially wanted, as this was it – this was me.”

Roda Al Tayer, Emirati


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“When I walked into his studio, Oscar proudly showed me the wedding dress he thought I should wear. It was perfect.”

Jenna Bush Hager


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“He is the man every woman wants to hug!”
Amal Alamuddin


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“It wasn’t even a question that Oscar de la Renta would design my dress.”

Elizabeth Cordry, fashion E-Commerce Expert and Socialite


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“One of the greatest memories of my life is to have worked with Mr. de la Renta on my wedding gown. Simply, he is extraordinary.”

Kate Bosworth


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“Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her.”

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