a private memorial service for oscar de la renta, who passed away last month, was held today in new york city at the church of st. ignatius loyola on the upper east side.
the biggest names in fashion, politics, and art turned out to say good bye to the man who touched so many with his talent, his humor, his kindness and his love.
i pondered on how to commemorate oscar’s memorial service. it seemed entirely inappropriate to show images of the notables coming in and out of the service. so i thought sharing a beautiful poem read by oscar’s dear friend, vogue editor-in-chief, would be my personal tribute.
i have never met oscar, or anna for that matter, but i have heard from many that they loved each other dearly and spoke almost everyday, therefore, this poem read today is the perfect tribute- a tribute of love.
– also, carolyne roehm posted her own tribute, she worked for oscar for many years, this week on her blog about her sweet, enduring and special relationship they had with each other, read here. so touching.