De la Renta joins Clintons and pantsuit in Ark.

July 8, 2013 • Entertainment

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, right, looks toward former President Bill Clinton, left, as de la Renta speaks at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, July 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It’s not quite “Project Pantsuit,” but it’s not far off.

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday honored fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, the man responsible for a teal, silk pantsuit she wore when she was sworn in as a senator.

The two shared the stage together last month in New York when Clinton, a self-professed pantsuit aficionado, presented de la Renta with the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s highest honor and joked about a fictional “Project Runway” spinoff, “Project Pantsuit.”

They met again Monday evening in Little Rock, where some of de la Renta’s work — including the teal pantsuit — is on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, thanked de la Renta for his work and his friendship as they feted him and his temporary exhibit called Login to read more

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