RIP Oscar de la Renta

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Yesterday, the fashion world suffered a huge loss with the passing of Oscar de la Renta.  He was known for and will be remembered for his elegant designs that dressed the most important females of the time, including first ladies and entertainers.  He first worked in Spain for Balenciaga and later brought his talents to Lanvin, Balmain, and his own brand, proving his resume was nothing short of solid.  Though Oscar de la Renta has passed, he will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic fashion designers and his fashion legacy will continue.

Oscar de la Renta

“Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.”

-Oscar de la Renta

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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