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Oscar de la Renta Execs: "Through Oscar's Example, We Know the Way Forward"

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"He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms"

Oscar de la Renta was honored on Tuesday morning with a handwritten tribute from stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen — executive vp and CEO of Oscar de la Renta LLC, respectively.

"He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms," read the statement, penned in blue on three pages of designer stationery and uploaded to the company's home page, posted alongside a photo of the late designer. He died on Monday evening at age 82.

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"While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us," the note continued. "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."

Read the full statement below.

Colleagues —

We write to let you know that Oscar passed away last night at home in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and more than a few dogs. He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms.

While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with 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.

We are working on the formal arrangements to celebrate Oscar's life. As those plans are finalized, we will let you know.

In the meantime, thank you for your friendship, loyalty and support.

Love, Alex and Eliza

On Tuesday morning, Erika Bearman (@OscarPRGirl) shared just the link to the website on Twitter and also posted the same caption-less photo from the site to Facebook and Instagram.

 

A photo posted by @oscarprgirl on

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