Nov 3, 2014 10:57 AM

Funeral being held for Oscar de la Renta

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Luminaries of the fashion and entertainment worlds were attending a private funeral Monday for legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Actor Hugh Jackman, newswomen Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer (with husband Mike Nichols), and designers Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger were seen entering the church on Park Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side, along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and noted photographer Annie Leibovitz.

De la Renta died on Oct. 20 at his Connecticut home at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer.

The Dominican-born designer, famous for his intricate workmanship and glamorous designs, was as admired on Hollywood red carpets as he was at socialites' soirees. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a de la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney at a lavish wedding in Venice.


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