Almost half a century after he founded his eponymous label, the legendary designer remained an A-List favourite

As the fashion world says farewell to Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer, we take a look at his red carpet hits -almost half a century after he founded his eponymous label.

The much-loved Dominican-born designer has been favoured by Hollywood for over 40 years with celebrity fans ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Watson, who all would regularly hit the red carpet in his feminine gowns.

His designs have also hit the White House too. He's dressed Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy, for whom he designed clothes in the early sixties before starting his own label in 1965.

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Hillary Clinton wearing Oscar de la Renta in 1997 for the inaugural ball

His latest creation was Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, who married her American actor husband in Venice last month.

A family statement read: “While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us.

“Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company…Through Oscar's example we know the way forward.

“We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.”

Earlier this month it was announced that Peter Copping has been appointed as creative director of the iconic fashion house, who will present his first collection in February 2015.

As the industry pays tribute to the man known for dressing the world’s most powerful women, we look back as his red carpet hits:

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