The fashion world lost an icon of immeasurable influence and stature on Monday -- Oscar de la Renta.
He was 82.
Born in the Dominican Republic, he became one of America's best ambassadors of haute couture.
He also had an important influence on Hollywood -- it's rare when his name isn't uttered on the red carpet.
But that relationship was also important to keeping him relevant in the fashion world, explains Michelle Tyree, founder of Fashion Trends Daily.