( 4UMF NEWS ) Oscar De La Renta Snubs Adopted Son In Will:
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.
De la Renta died on October 20 last year at his Connecticut home at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer.
In 1989, the designer married Annette Engelhard and became a stepfather to her three children, Beatrice Phelps, Eliza Bolen and Charles Reed. His son-in-law Alex Bolen operates as Chief Executive Officer, and step-daughter Eliza Bolen serves as Vice President of Licensing, at Oscar de la Renta, LLC.
He left the majority of his estate to his wife and court papers show his will was signed several weeks before his death.