Dominican-American fashion designer who was trained by Cristobal Balenciaga and dressed icons such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
He studied painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid.
He is a board member of the Metropolitan Opera.
He had children from marriages to Francoise de Langlade and Annette Engelhard.
He designed clothing for the most famous women in the world, including actress Salma Hayek.