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Oscar de la Renta smiles during a presentation of his collection in Colombia in October 2009. The fashion designer died at home Monday evening in Connecticut at age 82.
CARLOS ORTEGA / European Pressphoto Agency, 2009

Oscar de la Renta smiles during a presentation of his collection in Colombia in October 2009. The fashion designer died at home Monday evening in Connecticut at age 82.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

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