De la Renta gained fame when he dressed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early ‘60s and launched his own label in 1965.
Other actresses who appreciated his red carpet gowns included Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour wrote a special tribute to her friend on Vogue.com... read it here.
And watch this video of de la Renta being honored Bill Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.
His first wife was Francois Langlade, editor of French Vogue, who died in 1983. He is survived by his second wife, philanthropist Annette Reed.