so, i hooked you up with some of my favorite oscar de la renta moments. i’ve seen alot of tributes to oscar, with images of first ladies in inaugural balls and pictures of oscar with celebrities. but i haven’t seen anyone pull together those breathtaking moments that oscar created . . . those images that took our collective breath away. where you just had to stop for a moment and let it soak in. . .
i can’t claim to have ever owned an oscar de la renta dress for myself or to have enjoyed a warm, personal relationship with him, to be sure. but, the passing of oscar de la renta has me feeling the same way i did when joan rivers passed just a few weeks ago: really weird and sad. he, like joan, was so authentically original the creative force cannot be replaced. there is no substitute. everything else is imitation. i had just mindlessly assumed he would be there, season after season, making jaw-droppingly gorgeous dresses. exalting feminine and ladylike. exuding refined perfection. i mean, really.
rest in peace, oscar. you served us well.