Oscar de la Renta Reveals Hillary Clinton's Inaugural Outfit -- and Her Modesty Issues!

01/15/2009 at 06:18 PM ET

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Oscar de la Renta dressed both Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for inaugural gowns, but with mums the word on who will be dressing the ever-stylish Michelle Obama for the big night, the revered designer sat down to chat with Barbara Walters on Sirius Radio to discuss the looks that he has created for Secretary of State-designate Clinton. De la Renta says she will be “wearing a very, very beautiful dress…pink and grey with this beautiful embroidery.” Oscar continues on to say that he “love[s] Hillary,” but they do fight about her revealing more skin. “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. She feels very uncomfortable about wearing revealing kind[s] of clothes, and so we are always fighting about the neckline. I do remember one time, we were at a party at the Metropolitan Museum and she was wearing, for the first time, something very, very open and then all of sudden she arrived with a big, huge shawl over her shoulder. And I kept pulling the shawl down, and [she] kept pulling it up because she felt uncomfortable about showing her shoulders.” In addition to her gown, Oscar also created a royal blue day look for Clinton. As for Michelle Obama, the designer has nothing but praise for her. “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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jl on

Whatever Hillary wears, one thing is for sure, she’ll look classy. Modesty is underrated!

Jon on

Interesting.

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Lin on

I am also a fan of Madam Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. I was hoping she would be the next president, but I now support President Obama. I think Hillary is quite beautiful. I think she dresses beautifully, and a little prudish dressing is fine. Lets not forget she is 61 years of age. I am also that age and would feel uncomfortable showing to much skin. When I was 30 it was fine, but not now. Hillary is a icon and I am so proud of the way she makes women our age feel so important and beautiful. I heard B Walters make comments on Hillary’s bottom half of her body. I think Walters is just envious and it is not attractive. Hillary is fine. I hope we can actually see her on Tuesday night.

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Allen on

Hillary you ROCK! It should have been you up there, instead of obama. To bad our country is so sexist against women. Now we are stuck with some inexperienced dingbat, for 4 years.

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Clinton looks good in whatever she wears. The most important thing for her will be to impress to all Americans just how well she does as the new Secretary of State. I am sure she has the intelligence to function well. It is a tough job.

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