Although we loved and will continue to openly rave about Michelle Obama’s State Dinner dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, designer Oscar de la Renta remains unimpressed.
He told WWD, “My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?” adding, “I’m not talking about my clothes, my business. I’m old, and I don’t need it. But there are a lot of young people, very talented people here who do.”
De la Renta made similar comments in April 2009, right after the first lady visited London. He told WWD at the time: