UPDATE: Oscar de la Renta Quells Criticism of First Lady

Designer Oscar de la Renta appeared on “The View” on April 14 and attempted to squash the chaos surrounding his comments about First Lady Michelle Obama wearing an Azzedine Alaïa sweater to meet Queen Elizabeth II, according to WWD. The designer said, “She’s entitled to wear anything she wants to. I may have chosen my words badly, and I regret it.” De la Renta later welcomed the chance to dress Mrs. Obama as he has done for other past first ladies.LB


Designer Oscar de la Renta Criticizes the First Lady

Famed designer Oscar de la Renta voiced his disdain for First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent fashion choices, according to New York Magazine. “Our industry right now is having a very difficult time,” he said. “I think it would be great if the First Lady dressed in American styles. There are a lot of talented people here too.” The designer was also displeased with Mrs. Obama’s attire during her visit to Buckingham Palace, saying in an interview with WWD, “You don’t go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.” What did you think about the First Lady’s fashion choices? —LB