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Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Remembered At Cannes

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta attends the official opening of The Costume Institutes new Anna Wintour Costume Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York. STAN HONDA / AFP - Getty Images file

Legendary Dominican Republic-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was remembered and honored at Cannes as stars wore his designer creations and a documentary movie about his life was screened.

Oscar de la Renta passed away last year at the age of 82 after a battle with cancer. But at the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival audiences were able to see "Ovation for Oscar," a new documentary featuring iconic Vogue author Anna Wintour and de la Renta's widow, Annette de la Renta.

"When Oscar de la Renta passed there was an outpouring of love," said documentary director Ryan Curtis. The 20-minute film is a behind-the-scenes look at the first exhibit of the designer's work after his death. The exhibit is at the SCAD College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, a place where the late designer was closely involved.

"He had this connection with young people, he mentored and fostered young people into the fashion industry and brought in interns from SCAD," said Curtis.

"He's one of the last old masters. He loved each individual woman, and that's his genius," Curtis said.


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--The Associated Press