Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has died at the age of 82.
His death was confirmed by his wife Annette, who said he passed away at their home on Monday.
De La Renta was diagnosed of cancer in 2006, but the cause of his death is not yet known.
He is survived by both Annette and his adopted son Moises – a designer at the label.
Company executives Alex and Eliza Bolen said in a statement that De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and ‘more than a few dogs’.
The statement also read: ‘While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us. Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company.
‘All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.’