Funeral being held for Oscar de la Renta

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Luminaries of the fashion and entertainment worlds were attending a private funeral Monday for legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Barbara Walters was seen arriving at a church on Manhattan's Upper East Side, as well as fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and her husband, Barry Diller.

De la Renta died late last month at his Connecticut home at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer.

The Dominican-born designer, famous for his intricate workmanship and glamorous designs, was as admired on Hollywood red carpets as he was at socialites' soirees. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a de la Renta-designed wedding dress when she married George Clooney at a lavish wedding in Venice.