Friday, December 5, 2008

It's Barack Solid

Okay, so everyone saw the hideousness that was Michelle Obama's election night dress, an unflattering black and red number by designer Narciso Rodriguez, and  I know such frivolities are considered idol narcissism in these uncertain times, with our declining economy, education system, job market, ect. ect. And Mama Obama's focus certainly isn't on such trivial matters as fashion and appearances, but her sense of style thus far has proven to be unique combination of simplicity, cost-consciousness, class, and elegance as much reflective of her humble roots in Chicago's South Side as the present fiscal decline of our nation.   Certainly, her style is a departure from the starchy attire that first ladies have historically favored. Michelle's fashion sense has had many more hits than misses thus far, despite the Narciso Rodriguez tragedy, and I'm anxious to see what she'll be wearing to the inaugural ball.  With that said, WWD released a preview of sketches from the big name designers hoping to dress the first-lady-in-waiting.

Monique Lhuillier

Karl Lagerfeld

Diane Von Furstenberg 

Oscar de la Renta 

Christian Lacroix

Apparently, Mrs. Obama's nickname inside the campaign was "the closer" because of her skill in persuading undecided voters to sign pledge cards.  Let's see if she closes on inauguration night.

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