Who else could bring Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren and Barbara Walters together in the same place, at the same time?
Jewish A-listers bid a sad farewell to Oscar de La Renta on Monday. The service, held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City’s Upper East Side, saw politicians, actors, fashionistas and socialites, all in their glitzy best to pay tribute to the designer, who died from cancer on Oct. 20 at age 82.
Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg repped the Jewish fashion world. Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky accompanied Hillary Clinton. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg led the crowd in prayer. Director Mike Nichols and actor Matthew Broderick gave Hollywood cache.
“It was a very beautiful, solemn, spiritual service celebrating a man who was so wonderful and life giving,” Walters told The New York Post (even Anna Wintour shed a tear).
Amal Clooney better frame that wedding gown.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Jewish Stars Say Goodbye to Oscar de La Renta