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From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

Dominoes with his staff or dining with the rich, Oscar de la Renta crossed worlds
Leanne Italie, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.

The "more," Vogue's Anna Wintour wrote Tuesday on the magazine's website, was "democratic."

By that, she meant de la Renta possessed the sensibility, the ease, to dine with the rich and famous but happily play dominoes with his staff.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, favourite of movie stars and socialites, dies at 82
Shelley Acoca, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

Reaction from worlds of fashion, Hollywood to death of designer Oscar de la Renta
The Associated Press

Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:

"America has lost a brilliant, enduring talent and a true gentleman. Oscar was a fashion legend but he was also my friend for nearly fifty years. I admired him greatly as a kind, gracious individual with a generous spirit who brought beauty and elegance to everything he touched." — Former first lady Nancy Reagan, in a statement.

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Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

Dominican Republic mourns death of Oscar de la Renta; fashion icon was glittering native son
Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, The Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamor and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Designer Oscar de la Renta, beloved by first ladies, socialites and starlets, dead at 82
Shelley Acoca And Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are due to glaucoma, not rock-star attitude
The Associated Press

LONDON - U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years.

The condition — a buildup of pressure that can damage the optic nerve — can make the eyes sensitive to light.

Bono told the BBC's "Graham Norton Show" that he had the condition, but "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine."

He said people would now think of him as "poor old blind Bono."

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