Each season Oscar De La Renta reiterates his love for powerful women. And each season we eat his message up with a spoon. There is something so touching about a man so steeped in the traditions of fashion being so progressive. But it is fashion that so often gives a woman the power to evolve into something new. And it takes a little bit of conservatism to give us the confidence to buck the system. The secret to Oscar De La Renta is simply knowing how to achieve a balance of the past and the present in order to create a better future. His optimism gives us hope that America's next season will be as vibrant as Oscar's.