Advertisement
News

First lady picks de la Renta for inaugural duds

Oscar de la Renta, the international designer darling of the ladies who who do galas, will dress the first lady for inaugural festivities.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and de la Renta started talking wardrobe soon after the November election, says Susan Seelbach, the designer's spokeswoman. The choices have been narrowed to a wool suit and matching melton coat for Monday's swearing-in ceremony. For the round of balls, it will be an embroidered tulle fTC gown with a matching satin cape. The designer and White House are mum about colors and particulars. It's only fair. Every woman wants to make an entrance.

Advertisement

A hat choice is pending. You recall the first lady's first inaugural hat that looked like a salad spinner? Dear Oscar wouldn't let that happen to her again, thank you.

Tipper Gore will wear a Jennifer George blue wool dress and jacket set topped by a sapphire alpaca coat for day. Her evening turnout by Kay Unger is described as a burgundy velvet gown with a renaissance back. Her wrap will be a garnet velvet opera coat which is to be embroidered with the state names as well as Gore family names and mementos.

Advertisement

Pub Date: 1/15/97



Advertisement