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Oscar de la Renta Criticizes Michelle Obama for Wearing Alexander McQueen to State Dinner

>> Michelle Obama has taken to wearing British designers this week — she wore Roksanda Ilincic for the first time while greeting Chinese president Hu at the White House on Wednesday and then chose an Alexander McQueen gown by Sarah Burton (left) for the state dinner honoring the People's Republic of China that evening.

Oscar de la Renta, who two years ago criticized what he said was Obama's lack of support of American fashion, is back again, questioning why she chose the McQueen gown for the occasion. “My understanding,” de la Renta told WWD, “is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?”

De la Renta noted that Obama continues to have the power to boost a house's business, and added: “I’m not talking about my clothes, my business. I’m old, and I don’t need it. But there are a lot of young people, very talented people here who do."

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