Oscar de la Renta is no stranger to dressing first ladies including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton…but Michelle Obama seems to be less of a fave of the fashion trailblazer!
Why? It could be because she doesn’t ask him to dress her (I mean, I’m sure it hurts poor Oscars feelings) but another reason may be that de la Renta’s priorities have shifted. 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.
You know, everyday women with lots of money to spare! Says NYDaily News:
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.
Yikes. Doesn’t sound like de la Renta is trying too hard to get on Michelle’s good side. Guess he doesn’t need to, though: he’s going for the ‘everyday’ lady now, right?