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Lynn Wyatt and Oscar de la Renta at the Best Dressed Luncheon in 2010 Lynn Wyatt , Oscar de la Renta Photo by Priscilla Dickson
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Pat Breen wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Ball in 2009. Bill Olive
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Oscar de la Renta poses with child models after introducing a children's collection in 2012. Photo by Clifford Pugh
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Shawn Stephens,right, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown when she chaired the Ballet Ball earlier this year. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
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Dancie Ware wore a boldly colored Oscar de la Renta gown to the Opera Ball earlier this year. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Lauren Clark, Kristen Nix, Oscar de la Renta, Sheridan Williams and John Eddie Williams at Best Dressed Luncheon in 2010. Lauren Clark , Kristen Nix , Oscar de la Renta , Sheridan Williams , John Eddie Williams Photo by David Postma/Genesis Photographers
18 Sue Smith - Oscar de la Renta at the Opera Ball April 2014
Sue Smith wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to the Opera Ball earlier this year. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Laura Sweeney, Brittany Sakowitz, Oscar de la Renta and Noelle Sakowitz at Best Dressed Luncheon in 2010. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
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Oscar de la Renta toured an exhibit of his work at the Clinton Library in 2013. Photo courtesy of Oscar de la Renta and The Clinton Foundation
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Oscar de la Renta acknowledges the audience after his runway show in 2013. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week