Tall Tales and Legends
Recent headlines claim that Oprah's planning an $8 million wedding for her friend Jennifer Aniston , who is reportedly dating actor Vince Vaughn. The tabloids go into elaborate detail about the "wedding of the century," even saying that Oprah is giving the couple a $1 million gift and has hired cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform at the ceremony.
Oprah takes an important call at the studio to clear up these rumors, once and for all. Jennifer, who's currently starring in the movie Friends with Money , calls in to say the story is not true.
"[The rumors] are so unbelievable," Jennifer says. "For us, I guess, at a certain point, you have no other choice but to think it's funny."
Oprah assures her audience that if she ever has real relationship troubles, they'll hear it from her before reading about it in the supermarket checkout line.
"Here's the real deal," Oprah says. "We've been [together] since, like, 1865 and never once broke up. And if we ever do, I'll tell you this, I promise that the night it happens—if it ever happens—I will come on TV the next day and tell you."
Oscar says all of his designs are created with the woman's figure in mind…and that's what Oprah loves about them! "They're for real women," she says.
"My clothes have been about dressing a woman who feels proud to be a woman," he says.
With today's career woman in mind, Oscar designs clothes that can be worn to the office and then to a cocktail party or dinner with friends. "Today a woman knows that going into the workplace and being a woman and exercising the power of her femininity is fantastic," he says.
What fashion rules should modern women follow? "First of all, never follow any advice of anyone but your own," he says. "Look at yourself in the mirror. … What is most important is to really project your own sense of individuality."
"Today I'm dressing the mothers, the grandmothers, the daughters and the granddaughters," Oscar says. "That is what makes my business so successful."
Moises, Oscar's adopted son, is taking trendy to the next level. He's integrating hip t-shirts and jeans into the de la Renta line.
"For me, it's so wonderful [that] my family is working with me," Oscar says.
Oscar says his work has only become more difficult over the years. "Younger designers [are] doing great work. Every year you have to do your very best," he says. "I have learned to be a stronger critic of what I do…but sometimes the fear [of failure] is there. But without the fear, there would not be the creativity."
Inside Oscar's home, you'll find stacks of books in almost every room. His wife, Annette, is an avid reader and believes that books add warmth to a home. Outside, there's a small chapel where the family has Mass, plus a swimming pool and a garden full of orchids.
The oceanfront house is only one room deep with terraces on each side. Oscar designed it this way because he loves the outdoors. "Every morning when I come out from my bedroom, I look outside and I say, 'God, thank you,'" Oscar says. "I have received a great gift of God by allowing me to be here. I enjoy it as much as I can."