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Oscar de la Renta snubbed adopted son in will
June 1, 2015 | 12:01am
The son of late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is paying dearly for having fallen out with his father.
Moises de la Renta, adopted by Oscar from an orphanage in their native Dominican Republic, was left a relatively threadbare portion of his dad’s $26 million estate — and was warned that if he ever tried to contest the will, he would be cut out completely, court documents show.
Moises, 30, had angered his dad by launching his own women’s fashion line in 2005. His father, who outfitted such luminaries as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Amal Clooney, apparently never forgave him.
Oscar, who died in October at age 82, left most of his estate to his wife of 25 years, Annette, in his six-page will, signed several weeks before his death.
The rest of his funds was put in a trust to be split between Annette, her three children and Moises, who was his dad’s only child.
The will puts Annette, Oscar’s second wife, in control of the funds, which include his $3.3 million Citibank account and a $1.2 million tax refund.
Rather than Moises, Oscar’s stepdaughter Eliza Bolen was named as an alternate executor of the will. Bolen, daughter of Annette, is a vice president of the fashion house.
The will — filed in Litchfield County Probate Court in Connecticut, where the designer lived with Annette — gives a glimpse into the couple’s lifestyle.
For example, Annette billed the estate $80,000 on May 18 for expenses including a $2,533.82 trip to a Citarella gourmet market and $13,933 for landscaping.
In 2005, The Post reported Moises was building his own fashion “empire” “to bring the de la Renta aura to a younger crowd.”
Oscar later publicly lashed out at his son.
“Moises did a little line, five or six pieces. But that doesn’t make a fashion designer,” he told New York magazine.
Oscar said he adopted Moises, then just 24 hours old, after his first wife, Francoise, died of cancer.
“I never thought I would get married again. I thought my son and I would have each other,’’ he said.
But in 1989, Oscar wed Annette, daughter of mining magnate/philanthropist Charles Engelhard.
Moises’ fashion line, MDLR, never took off.
Still, he’s not exactly poor, buying a Soho pad for $2.4 million in 2010.
Annette’s lawyers declined to comment. Moises did not return messages.