Oscar de la Renta’s passing yesterday was a cause for deep reflection. His clothes inspired me and helped me find my style. He didn’t simply create designs. He created sculptures that played with womens shapes – enhancing and empowering the powerful women he dressed. He was my idol, my mentor from a distance.
Some of his quote continue to inspire me. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Then there was: “We live in…the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.” Yes, thankyou.”
The quote that has inspired my designing throughout my life was “I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.” Enough said.
Rest in peace in fashion heaven.