De la Renta: Dressing first lady not top priorityMarch 22, 2013 @ 9:03 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has been a favorite of many U.S. first ladies, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. But one name is still missing from his list: Michelle Obama.
De la Renta says he is not worried about not having Obama on his list of celebrity clients because for him what matters is dressing everyday women.
De la Renta says that "an anonymous woman on the street is the woman who influences fashion today, not a movie star or a first lady."
Obama has appeared on many best-dressed lists and De la Renta has been among the few who have criticized her choices, specifically her decision to wear a sweater when she met Queen Elizabeth II in 2009. The designer said that he had said nice things and made the comment to avoid "sounding like a package of sugar."
"It is a relation that began poorly and I think it will end the same way," the designer said Friday during a Mexico City fashion gala.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Sopranos Star Dies at 51
James Gandolfini, the actor famous for "The Sopranos", died suddenly in Italy
More to the Story
Liberace's ex-lover says the world will hear more of his story, and Michael Jackson's in there
A Skeptic's Doubts
An ESPN columnist doubts Russell Wilson will ever be elite
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.