I was so happy and so excited that Mr. Obama won the election. It was one of those nights that was more than amazing. I also thought that the Obama family looked beautiful. I have always admired Michelle Obama’s sense of style. She is a fashion risk taker. She knows how to mix the high and the low pieces together. A designer skirt paired with a Gap blouse. I was very delighted to see her wearing one of my favorite American designers, Narciso Rodriguez. I have loved his work for so many years. Modern, clean, simple and minimal. She is such a fashion forward woman. Her choices in designers are as progressive as her husband’s political philosophy. The red and black colour blocking dress was far more different than your regular first lady choices in clothing. She didn’t choose to wear the conservative suit. Thank goodness for that!
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 09 Collection. This dress is not even out yet.
I really think that she is going to bring more attention to American Fashion Industry. She has been wearing many young American designers fashion labels. She wore a raspberry and black print dress by Thailand born American designer Thakoon Panichigul for the President elect accepted for the Democratic nomination. She also worn a tunic and a pant outfit by my other favorite designer, Isabel Toledo for the benefit hosted by Vogue in New York. She also has been seen wearing many pieces by Maria Cornejo on the campaign trial. She is a New York based designer whose is best known for her architectural clothing.
It is a new day and a new time that we need to look within our own country and support our American designers. Invest in your well made wardrobe and invest in your fellow American talents. I am no longer jealous of the French of having a stylish Carla Bruni as their First Lady. We now have our own Fashion Icon!
P.S. I had such a lovely chat with Vivian Mclnerny, a fashion reporter from Oregonian about Michelle Obama as our style icon. We thought that we should send an IDOM outfit to the White House. My friend Mary also suggested the same thing. Does anyone out there know how to send our first lady several dresses? Thought that I would ask.