7 Top Black Fashion Moments in Oscar de la Renta
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent more than 40 years dressing high society and celebrities in couture, has died, according to reports. He was 82.

The cause of his death, announced today by family friends and colleagues, was not clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said last year he was “totally clean,” CNN indicates.

Many Hollywood stars, entertainers and political darlings have worn his gowns on the red carpet, from sweeping floor-length masterpieces to casual glam separates and resort wear to cocktail dresses with avante garde flair. Many designers have been inspired by and got their start with him including legendary designer B. Michael.

In remembrance of his legacy and work, check out black fashion moments that wowed and awed:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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