Celebrities of all stripes were quick to acknowledge the legacy of iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday after battling cancer for almost a decade. He was 82.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta," Hillary and Bill Clinton said in a joint statement on their website.
"His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey." The statement continued, "We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives."
The Clintons were not the only elite to speak out about the brilliance of de la Renta.
Legendary anchor Barbara Walters said, "Oscar de la Renta was not just a creative and original artist he was also a great business man. He was most of all one of the wisest, kindest, and funniest friends you can have. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing him, have aching hearts today. Our thoughts are with his beloved Annette."
Taylor Swift, Nicky Hilton and Ivanka Trump also took to social media to share their condolences.
"My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory." - Taylor Swift
Truly saddened by the loss of one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. Oscar de la Renta will be greatly missed.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 21, 2014
So sorry to lose Oscar De La Renta today, an American fashion legend and philanthropist. http://t.co/j4QgIRKwYX— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) October 21, 2014
"The world lost one of the most extraordinary people that I have ever met. Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for always inspiring me to be better. There simply is no one else like you." - Karlie Kloss
RIP iconic designer Oscar De La Renta,who was a big part of 3 of my life's biggest moments.Much love & peace2 his family& all who loved him!— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) October 21, 2014
"Fashion is a trend, style lives within a person." - Oscar de la Renta. The world has lost another… http://t.co/EZDC98Fl9e— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) October 21, 2014
"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness" - RIP Oscar De La Renta, a true… http://t.co/EOxVDjI00P— Anne V (@AnneV) October 21, 2014
I've worn Oscar de la Renta's signature fragrance my whole adult life. It is like his designs & life. Classic, soft, feminine & elegant. RIP— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Curtisleejamie) October 21, 2014
What a sad day for the fashion industry. An icon is gone. RIP Oscar de la Renta ??— Nicky Hilton (@NickyHilton) October 21, 2014
Saddened to hear the news about Oscar de la Renta. Thank you for bringing so much beauty into the world #RIP— Rebecca Minkoff (@RebeccaMinkoff) October 21, 2014
Very sad to hear of death of Oscar de la Renta, fashion's gentleman; and lover of exotic textiles— Hilary Alexander (@HilaryAlexander) October 21, 2014
"I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant." ~Oscar de la Renta ??— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) October 21, 2014
"Today fashion lost one of the greatest couturiers of the last century. I'm forever grateful to have had the chance to wear his creations and I'll always remember Mr. De La Renta as a gentleman and a class act. Oscar was never afraid to speak his mind or share his point of view - whether that be on the runway or on the written page. He was a pillar of New York fashion and will be sorely missed. #OscardelaRenta #ODLR" - Coco Rocha
Today fashion lost one of the greatest couturiers of the last century. I'm forever grateful to have had the chance to wear his creations and I'll always remember Mr. De La Renta as a gentleman and a class act. Oscar was never afraid to speak his mind or share his point of view - whether that be on the runway or on the written page. He was a pillar of New York fashion and will be sorely missed. #OscardelaRenta #ODLR