Oscar de la Renta creates Clinton’s inaugural gown

Oscar de la Renta reveals secrets behind Hilary Clinton's inaugural gown

Although there’s still no word on who will create Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated inaugural gown, Oscar de la Renta has confirmed that he will be dressing both Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for the big night.

A red carpet favourite, the designer created gowns for America Ferrera and Amy Adams at last week’s Golden Globes, and has dressed many of Hollywood’s most glamorous women, including Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz and Liv Tyler.  

Now he’s turning his attention to the political arena, and revealed the secrets behind Secretary of State-designate Clinton’s gown, in an interview with Barbara Walters this week.

The designer explained that she would be wearing ‘a very, very beautiful dress… pink and grey with this beautiful embroidery.’

He added that he ‘loves Hillary,’ but that they had battled over the design.

‘You know, Hillary, in a sense, is sort of very prudish about the type of clothes she likes to wear and you know from the waist up she really looks great,’ he explained. ‘She feels very uncomfortable about wearing revealing kind of clothes, and so we are always fighting about the neckline.’

As for the political world’s newest style star, and de la Renta had nothing but praise, commenting, ‘I think Michelle Obama is a woman of the 21st century and she’s a very good looking lady. I think she’s going to be an extraordinary first lady, you know.’

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