"An anonymous woman on the street is the woman who influences fashion today, not a movie star or a first lady."

- Oscar De la Renta, who also told the Associated Press that he doubts he will ever dress Michelle Obama, because "it is a relation that began poorly and I think it will end the same way." The designer has called it a "mistake" to backseat critique the first lady's clothes in the past, such as for going "to Buckingham Palace in a sweater" in 2009.