As a way to celebrate the man behind so many iconic looks and gowns, here are a few of my favorite de la Renta moments, in no particular order:
Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala
SJP was an early arrival to this year's Gala in this beautiful, Charles James inspired de la Renta creation. Now, I know this dress was controversial amongst the critics of this night, but I loved it. And I loved the tribute to the designer, stitched in large red letters on the train. There was so much Oscar on this red carpet, and this was one of my favorites.
Amy Adams at the 2013 Oscars
Amy Adams looked like she waltzed straight out of Cinderella's castle in this gorgeous gown for last year's Oscars. Oscar at the Oscars. Bad jokes aside, I love this gown. It's a gown that makes a girl dream,(or guy, cause hey, guys can rock it too.
Carrie Underwood at the 2012 Billboard Awards
Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex and the City tutu and years of ballet started my love of tulle at an early age. Carrie Underwood's Oscar gown in 2012 made me realize I don't have to leave a love of tulle behind after I leave my twenties. I may not be a big country music fan (read: I loathe it), but I am a big fan of this gown.
Tina Fey at the 2011 SAG Awards
I love seeing a good red dress, mainly because it's a color I'm always scared to wear and prefer to admire from afar. My red insecurities aside, Tina looks absolutely stunning in this and empowers brunettes everywhere to embrace comedy, feminism and the color red.
Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Tony Awards
I love a chic, different interpretation of the classic LBD, and that's exactly what this is. The skirt of this dress gives it a unique texture and pattern that's fantastic. And Anne Hathaway is wearing it, aka my celeb role model since she was Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi in the Princess Diaries. I'm still obsessed with her transformation scene.
Devil Wears Prada: Cerulean
Speaking of Anne Hathaway... okay, so this isn't really a clothing "moment", but this is one of the most iconic scenes in one of the best fashion movies that's come out in the last decade. And Oscar gets a shout out for a cerulean ball gown collection.