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.