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Nov 3, 2014 11:07 AM

Funeral held for designer Oscar de la Renta

The Associated Press

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

Actors Hugh Jackman and Matthew Broderick, newswomen Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer (with husband Mike Nichols), and designers Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger were among those seen entering the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side, along with Chelsea Clinton, 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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