Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Michelle Obama's election outfits

After years of lacklustre fashion leadership from the White House, America has finally got a First Lady-elect with a strong and powerful sense of individual style.
New York magazine hailed Obama for being able to hold her own against France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former supermodel.
"We have a feeling she'll continue to mix affordable pieces with designer pieces as First Lady, but this wardrobe choice proves this woman knows fashion and we have an exciting four years of political fashion ahead of us," the magazine said.
"What will she choose for the inaugural ball? The suspense is so exciting! And you know what else is great about this? We don't have to envy France for Carla Bruni anymore!"
Interest in Obama's fashion has soared since she won particular praise for the purple sheath dress and black belt she wore in June when her husband clinched the nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate.
While Republican candidate John McCain's wife Cindy and his vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin drew criticism for their high-end wardrobes, Obama won fans for affordable style.
Obama wore a $150 dress on "The View" talk show, which became an instant hit. For "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last week, she donned an outfit from chain store J.Crew.
She has even inspired a website -- http://www.mrs-o.org -- dedicated to taking "a regular look at what and who she's wearing" and encouraging enthusiasm for "the budding style icon, Mrs O."

Michelle Obama has signified a new order of fashion fireworks.
Her red and black “victory” dress by Narciso Rodriguez was vibrant and exciting. Narciso Rodriguez, 47, is one of America’s best-known designers. The son of Cuban immigrants, he launched his own label in 1998 and sprang to fame when he designed the wedding dress for Carolyne Bessette for her marriage to John F. Kennedy Jr.
His modernist, streamlined signature has attracted customers such as Salma Hayek, Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel Weisz.
Designers all over New York must now be in a fever of anticipation, hoping they will be the one selected to dress Michelle Obama for the Inauguration Ball in January.

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