Oscar De La Renta Snubs His Adopted Son In Will
Late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta held a grudge against his adopted son that went from 2005 until after his death, ultimately denying his only legal offspring his true stake in his father’s fortune. Via MailOnline:
Late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has snubbed his adopted son – a designer at his label – in his $26 million will after the pair fell out 10 years ago.
Moises de la Renta was adopted by the couturier from an orphanage in the Dominican Republic following the death of his first wife Françoise de Langlade in 1983.
Moises, 30, has now been left a relatively small bequest from his late father’s $26 million estate – and has been warned that if he ever tried to contest the will he would be cut out completely, court documents show.
The pair fell out after Moises attempted to launch his own women’s fashion line in 2005. His father, who is considered one of the most iconic designers of all time and dressed everyone from Jackey Kennedy Onassis to Amal Clooney, never forgave him for the move, Page Six reports.
Annette de la Renta was bequeathed the majority of her husband’s real estate portfolio, including a $13million Park Avenue apartment in New York, a $2.8million house in Kent, Connecticut and his estate in Dominica. Rather than Moises, de la Renta’s stepdaughter Eliza Bolen was named as an alternate executor of the will, Page Six reports.
In 2005, The Post reported Moises was building his own fashion ’empire’ which aimed ‘to bring the de la Renta aura to a younger crowd’ but the line, MDLR Black, never took off. Oscar later publicly lashed out at his son and told New York magazine: ‘Moises did a little line, five or six pieces. But that doesn’t make a fashion designer.’
Yikes. That Oscar was REALLY salty about his son going off on his own to try and build his own legacy. SMH.