Oscar de la Renta's Best Dresses, From Red Carpets Standouts to Carrie Bradshaw's Vogue Shoot

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Sad, sad news hit the fashion world tonight: Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The iconic designer created some of the most memorable fashion moments in history, elevating the standard of award-show ensembles. His feminine silhouettes, dramatic glamour, and incredibly detailed designs earned him a very high-up spot in the fashion industry, and he'll be immortalized through the stunning red-carpet magic he made possible.

Celebrities including Amy Adams, Zooey Deschanel, and Sarah Jessica Parker turned to de la Renta consistently to make statements at major events like the Oscars and the Met Gala, and he nearly always delivered. His runway collections were revered as well as his red carpet hits, and he wasn't just well-known in fashion circles — he was often referenced in pop culture as well. One of his collections was referenced in The Devil Wears Prada, and he was also a favorite of SJP's alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. His name and his creations became mainstays on Sex and the City, as any fan of the show knows.

De la Renta transcended the fashion industry, and for good reason. Here are our favorite looks the from the designer. You'll be missed, Oscar.

Amy Adams at the 2013 Academy Awards

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Freida Pinto at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, 2014

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Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes

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Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Gala

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Natasha Poly at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Michelle Dockery at the 2014 Golden Globes

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Carrie Bradshaw

Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Academy Awards

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Amy Adams at the 2009 Golden Globes

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Carrie Bradshaw

Claire Danes at the 2014 Met Gala

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Jessica Chastain at the 40th Deauville American Film Festival, 2014

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Amal Clooney

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