Haute 100 New York Update: Oscar de la Renta

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is Oscar de la Renta, the distinguished fashion designer who has recently been commissioned to design Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress.

Oscar de la Renta

Category: Power Couple

Company: Oscar de la Renta

Industry: Fashion

What Made Him Haute: Oscar de la Renta has been a world-renowned fashion designer for half a century. He served as president of the CFDA and in 1990 he won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. His designs include everything from jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, lingerie, luggage, fragrances, and much more.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Oscar de la Renta’s fashion designs are always at the forefront of style. According to a White House correspondent, the famed fashion designer has been called upon to design a wedding dress for “America’s Princess,” Chelsea Clinton. De la Renta will create her a custom-designed gown for the rumored $2 million dollar affair that will take place on July 31. De la Renta is also said to be dressing Hillary Clinton, which is not surprising considering the former First Lady often wore his designs in the past. Many are curious to see what the typically conservative Clintons will be wearing on the wedding day. But one thing’s for sure, with de la Renta on the job, they’ll both be beautifully appropriate.