On Monday night it wasn't Oscar de la Renta's clothes that were trending.
News of the fashion designer's death was a top topic on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Messages from those who knew him, as well as from those who admired him from afar, regaled readers with quotes, photos and tales from the 82-year-old's personal and professional life.
A sampling of them are curated below. #RIPOscar
(Photo: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Mark Mainz/Getty Images for IMG)
“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” —Oscar de la Renta pic.twitter.com/xYgsw4iPgS— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 21, 2014
Oscar de la Renta achieved fame in two distinct realms: as a couturier to rich socialites and as a red-carpet king http://t.co/M9G73YyPkb— NYT Fashion (@NYTFashion) October 21, 2014
RIP Oscar de la Renta. What a talented and beautiful man, and what a legacy you've left behind. Thank you :) pic.twitter.com/1zdz55y8ZL— CJ (@camiejuan) October 21, 2014
A fashion powerhouse has died, Oscar de la Renta. May his soul rest in peace. Fashion won't be the same. pic.twitter.com/ZZoTRObLoL— StyleWeek Pittsburgh (@StyleWeekPGH) October 21, 2014