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Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

 (CNN) -- Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

He was 82. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Throughout his illustrious career, de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and some of the world's most famous brides.

His creations regularly graced red carpets and his name is one of the best known both in and outside of the fashion industry.

Just last week, Oscar de la Renta -- the company -- announced the appointment of Peter Copping as creative director.

\"Our Industry has not always done the best job when it comes to changes in design leadership. My hope is that, in leading this selection, and actively participating in the transition, I can insure the right design future for our company and brand,\" de la Renta said in a statement then.

De la Renta's New York-based company was established in 1965.

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