We couldn’t let history in the making pass us by without writing our modest contribution!
Yesterday was truly an amazing day for the USA. President-elect Mr Barack Obama was sworn in. More than the panoplie of Obama derivative products, the First Lady’s outfits for the Inauguration Ceremony and the Inauguration Balls coming after really created a media storm.(more after the jump)
Even if speculations circulated for quite some time and many designers have courted the First Lady with sketches and ideas, she went for an almost unknown designer: Isabel Toledo. Her Spring 2009 design was on everyone’s lips yesterday and the search engines buzzed Isabel Toledo’s name on the four corners of the fashion world (and beyond).
What’s obvious is that Michelle Obama’s yellow suit by Isabel Toledo was a blessed choice in a sea of dull blacks!
The Inauguration Ball dress was truly a masterpiece! Completely unexpected as well, the First Lady’s choice was a young designer: Jason Wu. Original from Taipei, Jason grew up in fashion chez Narciso Rodriguez and last night was his Magna Cum Laudae graduation: an asymmetrical one shouldered floor length dress decorated with crystals and small organza flowers.
The First Dance was so emotional that you could even see Beyonce (singing Etta James At Last, you have the first dance clip at the end of this article) with tears in her eyes, almost crying by the end of the song.
The first official day as President of the United States started with the multi-denominational service at the Washington National Cathedral. There again, the First Lady’s outfit was an amazement for everyone: Tracy Feith. Who heard that name before raise your left arm! I had no idea who he was!
Apparently he has a thing for hippie chic, mixing very bold prints with a retro design. (and he’s even in the works for a Target line). Once again, Michelle Obama’s outfits call for change! Would you have preferred her to have a more classic/predictable wardrobe?(via wwd, washingtonpost, dailymail)