In this Oct. 15, 2009, file photo, models wear creations by Dominican Republic's Oscar De la Renta from his 2010 Spring-Summer "Resort" collection at the Cali Exposhow 2009 in Cali, Colombia. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/Christian Escobar Mora, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.

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