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.”

Take a look back at the inaugural gowns of the past 50 years by clicking here.

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[…] especially since I enjoy taking sassy shots, complete with plunging neckline, when the mood hits. From People: De la Renta says she will be “wearing a very, very beautiful dress…pink and grey with this […]

James Cherry on

I am a huge fan of Hillary Clinton and when she is made up she really looks good. But, that is not often enough. She really needs a make-over and maybe some plastic surgery or botox etc. She also needs a hair style that is easy for her to manage. Her hair is sometimes to long in the back and sides and too thick. She definitely looks better when it is short and neatly pulled back on the sides. The front looks good when it is parted on the side with some height. And she needs to keep the grey colored, I do like the highlights.

XAN on

Где-то я уже нечто то же самое читал, причём буквально слово в слово… :)

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[…] not a former President and the current Secretary of State.” So are we guessing that her modesty issues of the past are gone now? We’ll have to wait and see what she wears to the big event tonight, […]

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