Oscar de la Renta says dressing Michelle Obama not a priority
The designer says it's everyday women who influence fashion today.
He’s been known for being a favorite of many U.S. first ladies of the past, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. But designer Oscar de la Renta says dressing the current first lady, Michelle Obama, is not his No. 1 priority.
According to the Daily Mail, de la Renta said, “An anonymous woman on the street is the woman who influences fashion today, not a movie star or a first lady.” But later, he said that he felt bad that he and the first lady’s relationship had gotten off to a rocky start -- he has criticized her wardrobe choices in the past -- and that he felt bad about the criticism he gave her.
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He later said would still like to dress her at some point in his career. “But will it make any changes to my business? Does my customer in Dubai care if I am dressing Mrs. Obama or not? I don't think so," he told the magazine. "They only care if I am making dresses they can wear.”
The question is, after all this back and forth, will Mrs. Obama even want to wear his designs in the first place? We shall see.
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He designs beautiful clothes and the First Lady would look well in them. Her current fashions do not show her figure off to the best advantage, in my opinion.
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