Fashion insiders are saying Oscar de la Renta's health is starting to take a toll on the designer.
The 78 year old recently underwent hip-replacement surgery and even though he was well enough to walk down the runway during New York Fashion Week, when he's at the office it's a completely different story.
According to a source:
"Oscar is in the office taking meetings, but is weaker and takes naps to rest. There's speculation that staff and designers have recently been hired to prepare for a possible future with Oscar taking a lesser role."
Thankfully reps for the red carpet favorite say the rumors aren't true:
"Oscar happily is enjoying excellent health. He's putting in a full work day every day. Any new hires have nothing to do with the design process, and there is no plan whatsoever to even think of replacing him as the creative head."
However at almost 80, if the man wants to take a nap let him take one. He deserves it!
[Image via Adrianna M Barraza/WENN.]