Friday, January 23, 2009

Michelle Obama's Fashion Troubles

Michelle Obama in Jason WuAlthough she received mostly praise for her fashion choices over the past week, Michelle Obama had no supporters at the Black Artists Association. In fact, they are quite upset with the First Lady for not wearing clothes by African-American designers. BAA Co-founder and previous runway model, Amnau Eele, told WWD, "It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘We Are the World’ by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?" She added, "It’s one thing to look at the world without color but she had seven slots to wear designer clothes. Why wasn’t she wearing the clothes of a black designer? That was our moment." Eele plans to make a formal appeal to Michelle's office.

Toledo is Cuban American and Jason Wu is Asian American. I personally feel like looking at the world without color is much healthier and that letting race be a factor in your choices, whether positive or negative, only reinforces the idea that we're not equal. But I also do think Michelle would look cute in some Tracy Reese!

Comments

Unknown said...

WHO SHOT THE COUCH? THAT'S WHAT I THINK OF HER OUTFIT WOREN ON TUESDAY. IT WAS CALLED MAZE. I CALLED IT PUKE YELLOW. SORRY!

ALSO THE DRESS. WHO SHOT THE DOVES?

I UNDERSTAND MRS. OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE A FASHION ADVISOR. YOU CAN TELL.

PLEASE PRESIDENT OBAMA MAKE YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE ORDER BE THAT YOUR WIFE NOT SHOOT ANYTHING ELSE TO WEAR.

DORIS