Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dead at 82

The world's most iconic women were transformed with his beautiful sense of style.
1:52 | 10/22/14

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Tonight, the world is remembering a fashion legend. Oscar de la rent, who died at the age of 82. This evening, first ladies in their own words, remembering a great. Here's ABC's Amy robach. Reporter: He spoke in his own worlds about the honor of dressing a first lady. From Jackie O to Nancy Reagan. From laura bush to Hillary Clinton. To me, my role as a designer is toll do the very best I can for that woman. Reporter: They called on him for those cold inauguration mornings. For that first dance at the ball. For the dresses that would become apart of history. Hillary Clinton spoke of choosing a dress off the rack. He goes, is that my dress? And he said, oh, it's wonderful. I'm so delighted. Reporter: He would take Mrs. Clinton from heldbands to haute cue chur, dressing her in this golden gown in 1997. He said to me, what I would like is, I walk into the room and bill will look at me and say, wow, you look great. I thought, oh, my god, that's beautiful. Reporter: Later, convincing "Vogue" to put her on the cover. There had never been in "Vogue" magazine a first daily on the cover of the magazine. And I felt that it was hill little Hillary's time. Reporter: And then, it was laura's. Mrs. Bush dazzling in that dance. Oscar is the loveliest man. He really likes women. And I think that shows in the clothes that he makes for women. Reporter: And just thp month, first lady Michelle Obama stepping out for the very first time in Oscar de la rent, David. There's been so much focus on his fashion in the last 24 hours, but for Oscar de la rent, it was really all about something else. Reporter: That's right. He said, style is not about what you wear, but how you live your life. All right, Amy. Thanks. See you on "Gma" in the morning.

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