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Celebs turn out for Oscar de la Renta funeral

Hillary Clinton, Vera Wang and Karlie Kloss among celebs to pay their last respects to the designer

By Jamie Khoo | Published: 4 Nov 2014

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It’s been just over two weeks since Oscar de la Renta passed away after a long battle with cancer, and the world is still mourning his loss.

On Monday, Oscar's family, friends and fans – among them fashion, entertainment and political royalty – gathered at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan to pay their respects to the designer at a private funeral.

Seen at the service were designers Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg; members of prominent political families, including Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Laura and Barbara Bush and First Lady of the Dominican Republic Candida Montilla; and celebrities Hugh Jackman, Karlie Kloss, Barbara Walters, Annie Leibovitz and Matthew Broderick, among others. (Broderick's wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, a close friend of the designer's, is currently filming in Italy.)

The hour-long service featured tributes from Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and honorary ushers included Julio Iglesias, news anchor Charlie Rose and Oscar’s son, Moises de la Renta.

As Laura Bush said, Oscar was “the man who made women look and feel beautiful” – among them Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift and most recently, Amal Clooney.

Goodbye Oscar, may you rest in as much beauty as you’ve given to the world.

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