What should Michelle Obama wear?
“…just about everyone yearns to dress Michelle, who could raise the profile of American fashion around the world. Yet with the exception of Maria Cornejo, her current favorites, as well as a few majors, declined WWD’s request for sketches. Some are loath to presume to offer unsolicited advice, while others, it seems, are definitely in the Inaugural sweepstakes and prefer, or have been asked, to keep their participation low-pro.
But plenty more happily offered their visions for Michelle and her charming first daughters, for the big day and evening events of Jan. 20.”
As you may remember, we have expressed some concern regarding Michelle O’s fashion choices and several of our readers took us to task for it, shocked and appalled that anyone would have an opinion on what a First Lady wears. Apparently it’s disrespectful or something and no one has ever expressed such views about a First Lady before.
If you can handle such appalling disrespect, here’s what we think about several of the entries:
Very pretty – and the color would look great on her. We’re not convinced she’s given to such grandiosity, though.
Again, the color would look fantastic on her and we think this silhouette looks more like her than the previous one.
Also gorgeous but perhaps a little too self-consciously Jackie-esque.
Zac, were you drunk? Hideous.
This is pretty, but it seems a little off-concept. Is she meant to wear this to a parade in January?
Uh…Messrs. Badgley and Mischka? Have you actually seen her body? She’s a tall, trim, lovely woman who would look great in various styles but she definitely should not be wearing something that’s going to point arrows at her hips and butt.
Besides, this just doesn’t look like her at all. Too young and too glam.
On the other hand, we really like this look. It’s chic and a little sexy and a little kickass.
Betsey, doll. Don’t ever change.
See more sketches here.
[Photos: Courtesy of wwd.com]
Michelle Obama: What Should She Wear? [WWD]