One Week Away!
There’s only one week left until Barack Obama takes office as PRESIDENT and Michelle becomes FIRST LADY! Since they are the coolest Presidential couple since the Kennedys, a lot of people are excited to see what they will be wearing on Inauguration Day and later on at the many Inaugural Balls in D.C. So many publications such as VOGUE and Women’s Wear Daily have asked some of the hottest designers to make sketches of what the Obamas should wear that special day. I’ve been particularly interested in Mrs. Obama’s sketches. Some designers were successful and others weren’t.
Since her family is constantly being compared to the Kennedys and her to Jackie-O, I think its extremely important for designers NOT to design pieces that are reminiscent to the former First Lady. However, some designers went that route and some designers just left me speechless in the WRONG way!
Karl Lagerfield for Chanel went straight for the “Jackie-O” look. While the suit was alright, it reflected too much of Jackie-O’s style.
I think Tracy Reese had Malia or Sasha in mind when she was designing this piece for their mother. Too juvenile and too promy! So disappointed in TR….
I don’t know what the HELL Zac Posen, (who happens to be one of my fav designers) was thinking with this ish! Was this a joke? First of all, his sketch of my future first lady is questionable. She’s looking ape-like if you ask me and secondly, what is up with that wig?
And don’t get me started on this milk maid looking dress….
However, there were some beautiful gown sketches:
Monique Lhuillier’s gown is beautiful. I love the color and the one shoulder look.
Christian Lacroix looks were fabulous! I don’t know how PETA would be feeling about the fur details on the collar and cuffs, but its hot! I love the color and the clinched belt. And besides, she’s Michelle Obama.
This is Lacroix’s Inaugural Ball Gown. I love, love, LOVE this look! Its regal looking, hence the purple color. The hair swept away from the face to highlight the high turtleneck, the fitted waistline, the jewels, I love the overall look PERIOD.
Michael Kors kept with his signature look for his sketch. The blue, stream-lined strapless gown reflects Kors’ American classic motif. This is a look that I can actually see Mrs. Obama keeping with-a very traditional and simplistic gown; something that won’t take too much attention off of Barack, like that’s really possible though, lol.I haven’t heard much about Cassandra Bromfield- the lady who was supposedly asked to design Mrs. Obama’s inaugural gown. I hope that whoever she selects as the designer of her gown tries to keep in mind Mrs. Obama’s own style and not try to replicate Mrs. Kennedy’s. The rest of the designer sketches are featured in a slideshow on the Women Wear Daily site. One week away from finding out, can’t wait!!!!