Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fashion politics

I'm working from home today and fantasizing about pretty dresses, a nice contrast to my current outfit of men's button-down with piles of blankets. Those of you who are fellow Michelle Obama nuts probably already know about Mrs. O, a blog dedicated to our First Lady-elect's fashion choices. I'm, um, kind of an obsessed fan. Lately, all the fashion talk centers around Obama's inauguration gown. Which designer? What color? What shape? Oh, the choices!

Women's Wear Daily asked several designers to sketch looks for Mrs. O. The slideshow of the sketches is great fun. It's no surprise that Monique Lhuillier is one of my favorites. I love how strong Michelle's figure is, which lets her go for strong, dramatic lines in a gown that might overwhelm other figures. I adore that our new First Lady is such a modern, fashion-conscious dresser. Go swoon, and come back and tell me which one you like best.

Monique Lhuillier, Middle: Karl Lagerfeld (for Chanel), Right: Michael Kors


mjae said...

I like the yellow Marc Jacobs.

Maggie @ Eat, Drink, Marry said...

For inquiring minds, Barack will be wearing a union-made tuxedo: