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Following the news of the designer's death at the age of 82, the Madison Avenue Oscar de la Renta flagship has closed for the day. A white plaque in the front window reads, "Oscar passed away yesterday, today we grieve. We'll be back tomorrow."
While the store remains empty (save for a security guard out front), de la Renta's fans have assembled a mini memorial by the entrance. Bouquets, sketches, and a list of the designer's most famous quotes line the doorway.