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Oscar De La Renta
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    (July 22, 1932-October 20, 2014)
    Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
    Best known for his women’s clothing lines and fragrances
    Naturalized American citizen
    Awarded Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award
    Given the Order al Merito de Juan Pablo Duarte by the Dominican Republic
    When a teenager, he gave up plans to become a painter to focus on fashion.
    He angered his friend Nancy Reagan when he became close to Hillary Clinton.
    He joked he always wears a tie because he doesn’t want to be mistaken for a Latino band member.
    He sniped that Michelle Obama was dressed too casually during a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.
    He winced when he saw a photo of obese punk rocker Beth Ditto in her underwear.
    He declined an offer to be the Dominican Ambassador to the US.
    He helped create the ultra-feminine look of 1980s fashion.
    He was the first US designer to work for a French couture house.
    He prefers designing for working women rather than ladies who lunch.
    He sits on the board of several charities.
    He helped build a school and daycare center in the Dominican Republic.
    He said, ‘Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.’

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