Fashion

08.21.13

Oscar de la Renta Calls Hillary Clinton 'A Symbol of Where Women Want to Go'

Gotham Magazine talks to Oscar de la Renta about Hillary's new hair and her potential for US President.

In a new interview with Oscar de la Renta for Gotham Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman style guru Linda Fargo talks to the designer about close friend Hillary Clinton. Here's a look at the best of what de la Renta had to say.

On Hillary For President: "I love Hillary. She’s extraordinary, a symbol of where women want to go. I assume we will have a woman president soon."

On His Clinton Presidential Center Exhibit: "It’s a small show, because we only kept archives the past 10, 20 years. I never thought of clothes as something that had a life; what’s good about fashion is the now."

On Hillary's New Wavy Hairdo: "Doesn’t she look great now? I told her a while back [when she was Secretary of State] she should cut her hair," de la Renta tells Fargo. "She said she couldn’t do it then because when she arrived in a foreign country and asked for a hairdresser, Homeland Security would have to check the person out. [Editor’s note: With long hair, she could style it herself.] But doesn’t she look fantastic now?"

On Being Called an Icon: "I am not an icon; that was Hillary’s idea."

[Gotham Magazine]