Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vanity Fair Calls Michelle "First Lady of Fashion"

Michelle Obama, At home, Photograph: Katrina Wittkamp For Chicago Magazine

Michelle Obama has been anointed the first lady of fashion by Vanity Fair magazine in its annual list of the world’s best-dressed people.-- VF Best Dressed Slideshow

I know it is fluff. But it is still FUN. Michelle makes potential firstladyhood look great. She is modern, actualized, healthy and practical. Someone our young women can look up to. So I am happily celebrating Michelle's ascendancy to First Lady in Vanity Fair.
Keren Eldad, New York fashion manager of the Los Angeles Times, said: “McCain’s style is like the political style of her husband: conservative and outdated. It screams 'safety’ and escapes any nod to change, to risk, or to bravado. She may throw on a tailored leather jacket every once again, but through her pearls and all that hairspray, can we really detect any semblance of inspiration? Of fun?

“Obama, on the other hand, gets it. She IS a modern woman, she has fun with fashion, she embraces life with fury and grace - making apparel choices so varied, that time and again signal this woman never sees anything in life as constant. That’s change. And that is the essence of what fashion is all about”.

Vanity Fair’s style connoisseurs deemed Mrs Obama ready for the crown of the world’s best-dressed woman for her ensemble of a Maria Pinto purple sheath dress, with a black Azzedine Ala├»a belt, worn when her husband claimed the Democratic presidential nomination. “She’s our commander in sheath,” the magazine said.

When Mrs Obama appeared on the popular US daytime talk show, The View, wearing a black and white Donna Ricci dress that cost $148 (£74), the dress sold out overnight and made the designer a household name.Telegraph
It is great to see a woman of such sense, style, and smarts being held up as a role model. What a change.