Stripey Shelley O
Michelle Obama attends the unveiling ceremony for the bust of Sojourner Truth in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC wearing a Sophie Theallet dress
But enough of that! Let’s criticize what she’s wearing!
Sophie Theallet is a French-born fashion designer living in the U.S. She’s worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaia. Of particular interest is that she used only black models to walk this collection, which makes Shelley’s choice of this dress for this event a bit … subversive. Oh, Shelley. You cheeky girl. We love a woman who can send a secret message through fashion.
As for the dress…we LOVE it. We still maintain that she should stay away from full skirts because they do her no favors, figure-wise, but we can’t deny that despite the silhouette, she looks great. It’s the brilliantly colored stripes. They tend to take the eyes away from her hips. But honey, please get a gay to teach you Belts 101 soon, mkay? We’re not sure if it’s the color, the size or the placement (it looks like she’s wearing it too high), but something’s not working around the waist area.
Would that she only had the nerve to wear the head scarf that the model’s wearing. It really completes the look but we suspect over-sensitive pundits would have read too much into it.
[Photos: Getty Images/Style.com]