Hillary Clinton on Oscar de la Renta: ‘He Is a True American Original’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Oscar de la Renta attends the Joaquin Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress VIP opening gala at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute on December 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Photo: Neilson Barnard/2011 Getty Images

Next month, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas, plans to host an exhibit comprising 40 de la Renta pieces, curated by André Leon Talley. Hillary Clinton told Vogue, "Oscar de la Renta is the ultimate statesman of American fashion. His name alone evokes shimmering elegance and timeless beauty that has helped define global style for generations. He is a true American original, and I am honored to call him my friend." Talley and Co. hope to take the show on the road, first to the George W. Bush Library in Texas, then to the Reagan Library in California. And then they'll swing by Casa Romney to show Rafalca what she's missing.