Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22, 1932, in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 18, he left the Caribbean to study painting in Madrid. Enticed by fashion, he switched his focus and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in haute couture. His flattering and feminine pieces inspired women all around the world, and his attire adored several presidential first ladies. De la Renta died on October 20, 2014.