Red Carpet Score Card: Oscar de la Renta's Record Year

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Just weeks before he died on Monday at the age of 82, the designer talked to THR about red-carpet dressing and his 54 gown appearances in 2014

In September — just weeks before he passed away on Monday at the age of 82The Hollywood Reporter named Oscar de la Renta one of 2014's most influential red-carpet designers. And that he was, with his graceful, modernly elegant gowns making an astounding 54 appearances on red carpets during the past 12 months.

"I feel very lucky to work with such extraordinary women. It is a tremendous honor and a great pleasure. My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her best. If I have made a woman feel beautiful, then that would be my ultimate contribution," the designer told THR in September. 

Here are some of his greatest gown hits. And in case you missed it, see the business breakdown of his $100 million empire, here.