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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DB on

I never noticed before….but Hillary looks a lot like that red haired puppet with the freckles and the bandanna …..can’t remember his name! LOL

monicha on

I loves my goil miss hil, whatever she wears she rocks it but with that said I do agree with Mr De Renta, miss hil can a bity too much prudish and she does need too show more skin and also needs a whole make over look and major over haul,
loves ya miss hil
your number one fan

Mia on

Do you mean Hodie Doodie?

Mia on

ooops…..I mean Howdy Doody

Shyver on

I think he ment Lady Elain from Mr Rogers.

But I do love that Hillary.

janet kreindel on

I am sure Hillary Clinton will look like the woman of class and decorum that she is. Mr. delaRenta is the perfect choice–his designs are elegant and timeless. That Howdy Doodie remark is ridiculous, by the way. You wish that you had Mrs. Clinton’s intelligence and capabiilities. You will always get my vote, Secretary Clinton!

ct on

I bet DB is a fat ugly lazy person who is trying to complete her GED. Jealous I see of a smart independent tough woman who is in her 60s and looks great. Get a life and look luck finishing high school.

Sheryl on

That would be HOWDY DOODY! :-)

Sharon K on

Mrs. Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,
You have earned the Right to Wear What So Ever in this World You Would like to WEAR at Any and Every Price.. You Go Girl and WEAR What MAKES YOU HAPPY!! It is All About YOU.. Love You Lady, From One Sister to Another.. Bump The NEGATIVITY People.. SHE IS A HEAVENLY SENT STAR!! Ms.SK

me on

I love Mrs. Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is my rock!!! very smart and strong lady in the world. I pround for her and all other women, singer mom and working mom and girls that working hard to have a better life….

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