Debate is raging here in the newsroom is Michelle’s gold dress/ coat ensemble more Camilla Parker Bowles en-route to Ascot or regally presidential and apt?
One thing I am certain about is what in shodding’s sake are those horrid green court shoes all about? What’s wrong with a patent black Jackie O heel?
Now Obama on the other hand looks soberly delightful – whatever this man wears he’s got it!
A & S
Let’s hope it gets better at the Ball – Fairy Godmothers Unite
See more and the Ball Gown here.
The fisrt lady looks nice, classy and formal enough in that dress..I take offense in the comparison of her dress sense to Camilla…Why do people feel that for someone to stake their claims they need to compare to some standard set by a white woman, whose taste of fashion is as informed as XXXXXXX
someone should get to Michelle to alert her of the fact that camera, video will add a great amount of weight. It may look pretty in person.but will not translate on TV. Also a terrible choice in shoes. Green leather did NOT go with the bling’y look of the gold. Shame on the designer to let her appear walking down steps, etc., showing more girth than she in fact has. Sorry, but that’s a fact.
Michelle Obama’s dress was horrible
I am tired of the designers making Michelle look like an uninformed fashion hazard. I can’t believe with all the security someone let her walk out the front door. Where was the fashion police? Oprah has said time and time again have your girlfriend or your man check you before stepping out. The dress was horrid. It was not simple or flashy just there. The shoes made her look like the wicked witch of the west. The gloves looked like the green goblin waving off Bush. Please get Michelle a designer who has eyes and imagination.
The designer made a “boo boo”. Michelle looked like a cow; outfit from 1950′s look; perhaps Connie Francis wore this and, don’t even mention the shoes and gloves faux pas.
in Ms O’s defense she did choose an American designer known for her uncompromising ingenuity. Isabel Toledo has always been an under the radar, in the know favorite. Hope next time she chooses a designer just as exciting but more flattering dress.
With her stature and figure – think she needs to go extra feminine. Marc Jacobs? For some reason I keep thinking Jeremy Scott (there are just not that many American designers I like (side note: I’m American)) and then think again. Self reverential irony may not be the right direction at the moment. Who else is there? I struggle.
Alex. Wang? Pro Schul.? Rodarte? Chris Benz? Marchesa? i just don’t know. Not feeling any. A ‘new’ Donna Karan type needs to step forward. Maybe just stick to J. Crew. They hit hard with Mickey Drexler.
wait, sasha and malie where dressed by J. Crew! they rocked it. J. Crew it is.
I think she looked great for this type of occassion and weather, she had to sparkle, and that she did even for her ball gown, she shined.
If you want high fashionista style, Jill Biden than thats your lady, loved her red coat but i think it was a bit too informal for the occassion, not enough grandeur to it, her red ball gown though was awesome, If you want fashion, look out for Jill…getting back to Michelle, she was perfect, including the green shoes.
Having been to no less than two Ivy League Schools in America, this woman doesn’t have to obsess about fashion like other airheads.She has everything and a more.