Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:
“He was just gracious and elegant and a gentleman. Mr. De la Renta loved women. And you saw it in every design that he did. He honored women’s features, he honored our bodies. He wasn’t afraid to pull back and let the woman be the star of the look. And I was just lucky to get to wear his designs and get to know him a little bit, just the tiniest bit, as a person.” — Actress Jennifer Garner, speaking at an Elle magazine event in Los Angeles.
“Very sad to hear of the passing of Oscar De La Renta. He was a master, and an inspiration to me and so many other artists. He made beauty.” — Designer Christian Siriano, via Twitter
“I’ve worn Oscar de la Renta’s signature fragrance my whole adult life. It is like his designs & life. Classic, soft, feminine & elegant. RIP.” – Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter
“So sad for the loss of this legend. Oscar de la Renta thank (you) for all the beauty and inspiration you shared with us.” — “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia, via Twitter
“Truly saddened by the loss of one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. Oscar de la Renta will be greatly missed.” — Ivanka Trump, via Twitter
“Iconic legendary genius, gone but definitely not forgotten … My heart goes out to the De La Renta family.” — Actress Zoe Saldana, via Twitter
“The beauty of those clothes, I think they really define sort of American style. … It’s a feminine but clean, strong line — just beautiful, beautiful dresses.” — Actress Tina Fey, speaking at the Elle magazine event.