Hillary Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rupert Murdoch and more attend Oscar de la Renta's funeral
A standout send off
A private funeral for Oscar de la Renta was held in Manhattan yesterday morning at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola at Park Avenue and 84th Street, following his death on October 20 aged 82, after a long battle with cancer.
A fleet of NYPD officers and a handful of Secret Service agents stalked the premises while black cars crept down Park Avenue, dropping off celebrities, politicians and other notables, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hugh Jackman and Deborah Furness, Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Anna Wintour, Annie Leibovitz, Matthew Broderick (notably arriving without wife Sarah Jessica Parker, who is filming in Italy), Lauren Santo Domingo, Michael Bloomberg, Barbara Walters, Rupert Murdoch, Leonard Lauder, Aerin Lauder, Graydon Carter, Robbie Myers, Linda Wells, Grace Coddington and First Lady of the Dominican Republic Cándida Montilla de Medina.
From the fashion industry there was also Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Ralph and Ricky Lauren, Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, Francisco Costa, David Neville and Gucci Westman, Karlie Kloss, Donna Karan, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Peter Copping, Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Stephen Burrows and Marigay McKee.
"It's a sad day, obviously, and I just feel lucky in my short eight years at CFDA that I got to know somebody as kind and talented and important to the CFDA as Oscar," said Steven Kolb, CFDA CEO.
"It's a sunny day for Oscar. Oscar's still with us. It's a bittersweet day," added Linda Fargo on her arrival. "It was a solemn, spiritual service commemorating a man who was so wonderful and giving," noted his good friend Barbara Walters.
Julio Iglesias and Miranda Rijnsburger
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols
Diane Von Furstenberg