Crooner Julio Iglesias is paying tribute to his late friend Oscar De La Renta by organising a special concert in the Dominican Republic.

The Spanish singer owned a vacation home next to the fashion designer's Punta Cana retreat in de la Renta's native country, and now Iglesias is returning to perform at the Punta Cana Resort & Club for a show titled Homenaje a un Amigo, or A Tribute to a Friend, on 28 December (14).

Iglesias will perform his hits during an intimate dinner, with proceeds from the event going to the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Veron, which offers medical care to the rural communities in and around Punta Cana.

Earlier this year (14), Iglesias honoured his longtime pal at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall as de la Renta accepted the prestigious Medal of Excellence award for business leadership and philanthropy.

De la Renta passed away at his Connecticut home on 20 October (14) at the age of 82 following a battle with cancer.