Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, died Monday. The Sultan of Suave dressed everyone from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Oprah Winfrey and was a customer of VeryVera.
In 1999, the John Rosselli & Associates design firm in New York was decorating de la Renta's apartment on Park Avenue. Someone in the firm overheard de la Renta say that he loved caramel cake and the next thing we knew, VeryVera received a call from the design team to order a cake for Mr. de la Renta.
It is a day I will never forget. I was beyond thrilled--I was screaming with glee as we carefully placed that cake in the box. The taste of our Southern handmade cakes--the icing, the look, and packaging--and our attention to detail set us apart and enabled VeryVera to garner fans from throughout the nation, and beyond.
Afterwards, Oscar de la Renta ordered dozens and dozens of VeryVera cakes for his friends and associates, and even sited VeryVera Caramel Layer Cakes as one of his go-to gifts in the 2007 issue of InStyle Magazine.
Impeccable style, grace & taste; today we remember Oscar de la Renta.