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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82.

A family member confirmed his death with ABC News. Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta rose to fame in the 1960s, when he began to dress First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Most recently, he designed the gown worn by Amal Alamuddin at her wedding to George Clooney. In addition to his work in fashion, he was a board member for several charitable organizations and cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.

De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. His cause of death has not yet been announced.