The SoJones Salute: RIP Oscar De La Renta

We all know Oscar De La Renta for his massive collection of clothing that inspired generations, from J. Lo to Penelope Cruz. For more than four decades, Oscar has shaped the wardrobe and inspired others to share in the elegance: what’s better than that? SoJones remembers in the late 60s and early 70’s, when U.S fashion designers in New York finally got a look that was their own and accepted by Europeans. De La Renta had tons of peers- Some of them including Bill Blass, Roy Halston, and Geoffrey Beene.

We love you Oscar! R.I.P
We love you Oscar! R.I.P

You will still find Oscar De La Renta mentioned in Hip Hop circles and beyond- the chic daytime suits that dignified people have worn (Laura Bush, Sandra Bullock) really let you know that this was a huge loss to the fashion community. You can also find his clothes in the film ‘sex and the city’.

Shall we dance? #sojonesfashion
Shall we dance? #sojonesfashion

And no one did it bigger than Oscar De La Renta- even Georgo Clooney’s wedding had Oscar De La Renta clothing worn by his wife, Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney. Now that you are up to date on most of Hollywood, let’s look at some more gorgeous dresses (how about 5) that Oscar De La Renta was responsible for for more than four decades! As you can see below, Oscar has pretty much been everywhere that matters, just like our magazine! Check SoJones first for breaking news!

Timeless fashion. SoJones is #1!
Timeless fashion. SoJones is #1!

So where do we go from here? If you are in the town and need good entertainment, check out my homies Ape City because they got the hot rhymes that not even the industry can give you at this moment. With so much going on in the bay area, we know a lot of taste makers are disappointed that one of the best in the world for fashion had to go so early! When it comes to timeless style, who does it better than Mr. De La Renta? We know some of you are getting that Sex and the city DVD set out of storage to relive the magic that Oscar De La Renta has set up.

Now with a different world upon us, we have FKA twigs & Google glass and new ways to conceptualize what goes on around us. This will be great because now we get to see who has really taken the advice Oscar De La Renta has left for the others out here who are still trying to find their way. What you gotta know about SoJones is that with so much respect in the hip hop trendsetters community, we make sure our team is great for all times. There could be moments when it turns out otherwise like this lady who’s new job lasted 8.5 hours with Apple, so all you need to know is SoJones continues to dominate in consumer engagement. Let’s hear your best wishes for the De La Renta family in the comments.

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