Dignitaries of all kinds traveled to New York to pay their respects to Oscar de la Renta
for a private memorial over the weekend.
Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Charlie Rose, Matthew Broderick, Hugh Jackman, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer were among those in attendance for the hour-long ceremony. Inside, Vogue
editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
read a poem called He is Gone
Oscar left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
"Any great designer will have a point of view and a very strong signature, and that's what Oscar has," Wintour once told ET. "He has an incredible joie de vivre."
Anna was one of Oscar's closest confidantes and was even behind the creation of Oscar's gowns for Amal Clooney on her wedding day and Michelle Obama just two weeks ago.
Anna reportedly called the first lady, knowing that Oscar was at the end of his life, and told her that if she didn't wear one of his gowns soon, she could be one of the only first ladies not to wear an Oscar creation. Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan all wore gowns by the designer.
Oscar passed away at the age of 82, after a long battle with cancer. He was reportedly first diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
The legendary designer is survived by his wife Annette de la Renta, three step-children, and his adopted son Moises.