Oscar de la Renta: (Dressed First Ladies Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan … and I think Michelle Obama, once.)
“American fashion right now is struggling,” says Oscar de la Renta. “I think I understand what [Obama and her advisers] are doing, but I don’t think that is the right message at this particular point….I don’t object to the fact that Mrs. Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only.”
He also took a jab at the outfit the first lady wore to meet Queen Elizabeth: “‘You don’t…go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.'”
(More after the jump)
Donna Karan: (Makes clothes I can’t afford)
“I hope and believe that this is just a moment,” says Karan. “And I hope to be able to dress her, and not only dress her but address her, sit down — I’m interested in her totality as a woman.”
Vera Wang: (Who is all kinds of played out)
“I love seeing young designers and their vision and how they grow and all of that,” she says. “On the other hand, of course, I wish she would consider some of us, because I think we also have contributions to make.”
Ahem … STFU.
Please, Oscar, et al. You’re rich, well-known and your clothes are worn by everyone from Angelina to British Royalty. Boo-fucking-hoo, mon ami. Boo-fucking-hoo.
For the first time someone isn’t kissing YOUR special asses. Well, welcome to the club where all you get is one-ply toilet paper and your hand to do your business. You had your turn. Let Kai Milla, Thankoon, Jason Wu and Tracy Reese have a shot. For YEARS people exclusively wore you and no one else and this sense of “I’m special because I’m rich and Anna Wintour has my cell phone number” is getting ridiculous.
You look small. And we both know your fat ass ain’t small, Oscar.
Suck it up, my friend. Design better clothes! This is America. You’re supposed to have competition. (Freepers know what I’m sayin’.) You need competition even of the brown, yellow and red kind. And there is nothing sadder than rich people complaining when folks are living in a tent city outside of Fresno.
Someone, please play Saul Williams’ “List of Demands” for these people because Oscar de la Renta is just a baby and his diaper is wet.
(Source: Huffington Post)