First Lady Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Starting with Jackie Kennedy, you can’t study first lady fashions without coming across Oscar de la Renta’s name and his legendary work. He passed away this week. Here are statements from Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton on his passing:

STATEMENT BY MRS. LAURA BUSH ON THE PASSING OF OSCAR DE LA RENTA

lwb-whitehouse[1]Dallas, Texas — “George and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta. We will miss Oscar’s generous and warm personality, his charm, and his wonderful talents.

“My daughters and I have many fond memories of visits with Oscar, who designed our favorite clothes, including Jenna’s wedding dress. We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful.

“George, Barbara, Jenna, and I send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Annette de la Renta, Alex and Eliza Bolen, and all of Oscar’s loving family and friends.”

Statement from Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, on the Passing of Oscar de la Renta

Hillary_Clinton_at_the_1992_Inaugural_Ball[1]We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta. His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey.

Oscar’s remarkable eye was matched only by his generous heart. His legacy of philanthropy extended from children in his home country who now have access to education and healthcare, to some of New York’s finest artists whose creativity has been sustained through his support.

We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives. And we will never forget the joy, adventure, and beauty we shared with Oscar, his beloved wife, Annette, and their family during our many happy times together, especially those spent in his beloved Dominican Republic.

We join his family and many friends and admirers all over the world in mourning his loss, while also celebrating his beautiful and joyous life.

Jane Hampton Cook is the author of America’s Star-Spangled Story and American Phoenix and six other books. http://www.janecook.com/books.htm

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About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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