2009-04-03

EUROPEAN FASHION FACE OFF: MICHELLE OBAMA

FRIDAY - PART 7
Updated.


I'm pretty sure Michelle is wearing Azzadine Alaia.

This is an interesting article from The Huffington Post:

Oscar de la Renta Slams Michelle Obama's Buckingham Outfit As Major Designers Feel Ignored

While Michelle Obama has made lesser known designers like Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Isabel Toledo household names by wearing their labels repeatedly--the first lady has worn Jason Wu at least three times on her European trip alone--WWD asks where the love has gone for big name designers like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. Bridget Foley writes that it would be a great boost to a fashion industry in economic crisis.
And it sounds like some designers are getting downright cranky.

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American fashion right now is struggling," says Oscar de la Renta. "I think I understand what [Obama and her advisers] are doing, but I don't think that is the right message at this particular point....I don't object to the fact that Mrs. Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it's wrong to go in one direction only."

He also took a jab at the outfit the first lady wore to meet Queen Elizabeth: "You don't...go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater."

Donna Karan took a more positive tone:
"I hope and believe that this is just a moment," says Karan. "And I hope to be able to dress her, and not only dress her but address her, sit down -- I'm interested in her totality as a woman."

And Vera Wang also weighed in:
"I love seeing young designers and their vision and how they grow and all of that," she says. "On the other hand, of course, I wish she would consider some of us, because I think we also have contributions to make."

Oh Oscar, cry me a river.

Michelle is holding her own next to supermodel Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. There almost wearing matching coats, how cute.

I've loved all her looks, but I could definitely pass on this one.

I hear all the world leaders were clambering to get their pictures taken with Obama.

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The Obama's are in London for the G20 summit and Michelle is definitely making her mark fashion wise.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah Brown looked so someber in her outfit in comparison to Michelle in J Crew.

The embellishments remind me a lot of Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2009.

I honeslty think these looks so far are her best to date, I love every single one!

7 comments:

UberOriginal said...

She looks so gorgeous, great choices. xx

hippyhippychic said...

we dont all dress as badly as sarah and gordon brown! they are an extremely bad representation of brit style.
michelle and obama looked gorgeous as always..
(: x

J'Adore Fashion said...

LOVE LOVE her style especially the jcrew and the black & white outfit! Gorgeous!!!

ijaw girl said...

Michelle is chic! and chic is Michelle!

alis said...

I haven't seen a first lady with taste this great since...I don't know, Rania, queen of Jordan?? Just wow.

chekka cuomova said...

I adore her style. not everyone could be so smart in picking wardrobe that's flattering to their body. she looks damn great!

Anne Nena said...

I think Michelle looks fabulous and is it just me or is Obama extremly hot everytime I see a picture of him im just like wohh he is nice ! Anways I laughed out loud when you said : Cry me a river Oscar I feel the same way I think there kind of jeaulous of all the attention there are missing. Michelle can wear whatever she pleases. Also I left you a comment on my blog on the linking thing xxx