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Designer Oscar De La Renta Slams Michelle Obama

Tue, March 26, 2013 6:32pm EDT by 12 Comments
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The fashionable First Lady has never worn a look from the designer, and now he’s being very vocal, saying he doesn’t find Mrs. Obama influential when it comes to fashion.

Michelle Obama, 48, is admired worldwide for her fantastic sense of style. She consistently wins a spot on our best dressed lists, but there is one designer in particular who is not too keen on her fashion sense. Designer Oscar de la Renta, 80, is no stranger to dressing First Families, but Michelle has yet to be included in his work. The designer is clearly not thrilled!

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Oscar de la Renta has been popular with many past first ladies, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, 91, Laura Bush, 66, and Hillary Clinton, 65. However, of our current first lady, he states, “It is a relation that began poorly and I think it will end the same way.” Looks like Michelle is on the outs in his book!

Though de la Renta does seem a bit bitter about their lack of business relations, he promises that he is not worried about dressing Michelle, because nowadays, it’s up to ordinary women too set the trends as opposed to celebrities. He explains, “an anonymous woman on the street is the woman who influences fashion today, not a movie star or a first lady.”

Despite this justification, de la Renta was one of very few to make a direct attack in dissing the cardigan that Michelle wore to meet Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in 2009 — it looks like this fashion feud has been years in the making! Perhaps if Mrs. Obama changes her ways and decides to sport a de la Renta label, the designer will have a change of heart.

Do YOU think Oscar de la Renta was out of line in criticizing the First Lady? Comment and VOTE!

Courtney Dunn

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