The world lost a giant of fashion when Oscar de la Renta passed away last night at age 82. But, from the many celebs and fashion folks who took to social media to honor him, it's clear that we lost, not only a beloved designer, but a truly beloved man.
As models, fellow fashion designers, luxury retailers, and friends posted their tributes, a few words popped up over and over: "gentleman," "class act," "legend," "dear friend." For the man who touched so many with his designs and his spirit, see our 20 favorite tributes to his memory ahead. A legacy like the one de la Renta leaves on fashion won't soon be forgotten.