Oscar de la Renta: A Legendary Career on the Catwalk

Oscar de la Renta was the doyen of American fashion. Spanning five decades, his career on the catwalks was a showcase of restrained glamour and luxurious elegance.

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A frail Oscar de la Renta takes a bow with models Karlie Kloss, left, and Daria Strokous, right, after his Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week in NYC, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. It would be his final showing at fashion week. De la Renta died on October 20, 2014. He was 82. Click through for more catwalk images from his legendary career.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 collection.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 collection.
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Evening caftan with embroidered sleeves and cuffs from Oscar de la Renta in New York, 1963.
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Oscar de la Renta for the Balmain 1998/99 Fall/Winter haute couture collection, 22 July in Paris.
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A model presents a bridal fashion creation from the Oscar de la Renta collection, April 22, 2013.
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 collection.
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A model wears a creation from the Oscar de la Renta's spring/summer collection, in Mexico City, Friday, March 22, 2013.
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Model Karen Mulder sports a tiny straw hat during the Pierre Balmain 1996 Spring-Summer haute couture show designed by American designer Oscar de la Renta in Paris, Wednesday Jan. 24, 1996.
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The Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 childrenswear collection.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 collection.
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011.
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2005.
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Oscar de la Renta spring 2011 collection.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010 collection.
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The spring 2010 collection of Oscar de la Renta.
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Oscar de la Renta, right, escorts the bride at the end of the Pierre Balmain 1998 Spring Summer high fashion show in Paris Wednesday Jan 21 1998.
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Fall fashion 2009 from Oscar de la Renta.
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Oscar de la Renta spring 2010 collection.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2006.
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Daria Werbowy wearing Oscar De La Renta Fall 2004.
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2003.
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Oscar De La Renta shows his great, white wool cape, September 1973 in Denver, Colorado.
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Daria Werbowy wearing Oscar de la Renta Spring 2004.
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Liya Kebede wearing Oscar de la Renta Spring 2004.
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Alex Wek wearing Oscar de la Renta Spring 2003.
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2002.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2001.
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Naomi Campbell at the Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 1999 fashion show.
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Designer Oscar de la Renta greets some of his models in New York at the end of his 1997 Fall fashion show.
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