Obama, the Fashionista

It appears that Barack Obama has inspired some rather ugly Versace runway fashions in Milan.  And if that didn’t make me regret my recent Versace sunglass purchase enough, then Donatella’s fawning over Obama will.  The Independent enthusiastically goes on to say:

But designers are hoping the stylish couple win in November and that the rather middle-aged style of the Bush White House is consigned to history. Laura Bush likes the well-coiffed matronly look while her husband is happiest as an urban cowboy. 

Nevermind the fact that the legendary Oscar de la Renta has been the fashion designer of First Lady Laura Bush, the infallible minds at the Independent sniff that it’s “matronly.” 

The Independent continues to run roughshod over facts:

But for many of Chicago’s most prominent women, including Oprah Winfrey, the clothes designer of choice is Maria Pinto, a 51-year-old Chicago native, whose streamlined designs for Mrs Obama have created a buzz on the campaign trail. A virtual unknown just 16 months ago her designs are now in great demand. 

Her clothes really capture the strength and grace of women,” Mrs Obama says of Ms Pinto’s designs.

Just four years ago she was bankrupt, thanks to embezzlement by one of her staff and a fragile US economy. She relaunched her company in 2004.

Really?  I didn’t know that there was “a fragile US economy” in 2004.    

The New York Times became mentally unhinged when they found out that Cindy McCain went into one of de la Renta’s boutiques and didn’t buy anything. 

So why didn’t she buy? Is she waiting for a discount? Or, heaven forbid, an endorsement? 

My favorite line:

We’re still waiting for him to come out with a lady-sized “I’m With Stupid” t-shirt for those long nights on Air Force One. 

In case there were any questions as to where their loyalties lie.  

Even Yahoo is getting in on the fun:

French model Mounia, one of the first black supermodels, in Paris on June 11. The USA may be preparing to vote in an election with the first black presidential candidate in history but the fashion world descending on Paris for this week’s couture-show summit is set to be a “white-out” on the catwalks 

What place does this have in a photo album about new (still ugly) Men’s Fashions in Paris?  

French designer Yves Saint-Laurent (centre), seen here in Paris in January 2002, was at the forefront of putting black models on catwalks. The USA may be preparing to vote in an election with the first black presidential candidate in history but the fashion world descending on Paris for this week’s couture-show summit is set to be a “white-out” on the catwalks 

Only the AFP would have the gall to use the death of Yves Saint-Laurent to further their support of Obama.

File photo shows models in outfits by Senegalese designers inParis during a fashion show called “Black is Beautiful”. The USA may be preparing to vote in an election with the first black presidential candidate in history but the fashion world descending on Paris for this week’s couture-show summit is set to be a “white-out” on the catwalks 

This doesn’t even make any sense.  There is a “Black is Beautiful” fashion show in Paris, but a “white-out” on the catwalks?  And, of course, once again, the foam finger comes up for Obama.

  

 

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One Response to “Obama, the Fashionista”

  1. […] clothing made by high-end designers like Diane von Furstenburg and Marc Jacobs.  He also has had an entire fashion line devoted to him by Donatella Versace. […]

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