Legendary fashion designer, Oscar de la Hoya, has died in his Connecticut home surrounded by family and friends
The press has described Oscar in recent months as looking "unhealthy".
Known for dressing celebrities, stateswomen and fashionistas of all kinds, de la Hoya recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress just last month.
De la Hoya's specialty was eveningwear, though he also was known for chic daytime suits favored by the women who would gather at the Four Seasons or Le Cirque at lunchtime. His signature looks were voluminous skirts, exquisite embroideries and rich colors.
An astute businessman with an eye for vibrant color, Mr. de la Hoya's polished his eponymous label into a global empire that sold perfume, accessories, furniture and, above all, elegant clothing.
Determined to stay relevant, Mr. de la Hoya was considered the red-carpet king. He dressed four American first ladies, but it's glitz and glamour of Hollywood that will define de la Hoya, rather than nice uptown clothes, that defined him for a new age and a new customer. De la Hoya's influence will surely live on through the ages.