09/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oscar De La Renta: 'To Be Well Dressed You Must Be Well Naked'

Oscar de la Renta, looking impossibly elegant, met me for lunch in the grand office adjoining his studio, or atelier, as they say in fashion. Now 77, this charming and well-liked man works each day in the heart of Manhattan's Garment District, in the same building that houses the empires of Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan.

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