My Memory of Oscar de la Renta

Saxby DesignBy now, much of the world knows of Oscar de la Renta’s passing.

It truly is a somber day for the apparel industry.  It can be said by many of his elegance, his style, his class.  

For me, Oscar always epitomized the elegance of a true gentleman.

His integrity towards his craft…. 

His love and passion for making each of his clients beautiful when wearing one of his design creations….

His gracious nature, always effortless….These come to mind instantly.

Oscar de la Renta was the key note speaker at my Fashion Institute of Technology(FIT) commencement, held at Radio City Music Hall.

The thrill of the day held many once-in-a-lifetime memories for me.  

I was awarded the National Association of Men’s Sportswear Buyer’s Award for outstanding achievement in men’s design and marketing. 

As I strolled across the famous stage to receive the award, the awe and magnitude where I was-absolutely breathtaking!

As I approached the podium, Oscar de la Renta was there with his hand extended to congratulate me.

Oscar left so many of us with our own private memories of the amazing contributions he made to the fashion world.  

More importantly, he left a legacy of style, integrity and graciousness.  He will be missed.



Integrity of Style…It is how I live my life.


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