According to reports, legendary designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at age 82.

De la Renta—who recently designed the dress Amal Alamuddin wore at her wedding to George Clooney last month—was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. The cause of death, however, has not yet been reported.

Earlier this month, de la Renta appointed Peter Copping as the new creative director of the Oscar de la Renta brand—reportedly his second choice after a failed effort to bring John Galliano on board.

The Times noted at the time that de la Renta was one of the few designers to appoint a successor before death:

Though Yves Saint Laurent worked with Christian Dior before briefly taking over the house at the designer's untimely death, and Karl Lagerfeld was hired by founder Gaby Aghion at Chloé, the modern fashion world is not known for its smooth passing of design power. Indeed, according to Mr. de la Renta, this was an impetus for the decision to identify Mr. Copping and put him in place.

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