It seems everyone is waiting with bated breath to see what Michelle Obama will wear to the Inaugural Balls (and inauguration itself). Designers are in a frenzy and fashionistas can’t wait to see what she will chose. It almost makes you forget times are very tough. And who couldn’t use a little escape from all the doom and gloom?
According to an expose in today’s WWD, the designer big guns are finding Michelle to be more of a challenege to dress, since her chic is more lowercase democratic than was Jackie Kennedy’s. Throughout the campaign, Obama avoided all major names except Narciso Rodriguez, while showing a penchant for Chicago designers (Maria Pinto), young types (Thakoon; Jason Wu) and cost-conscious labels (Donna Ricco; J. Crew).
Nevertheless, every designer yearns to dress Michelle, who could raise the profile of American fashion around the world. WWD asked various designers for ball gown sketches. Some denied the request, but thankfully many provided their ideas for the perfect ‘coming out’ gown.
Here are some…
I’m hoping for the Lhuillier! The color and design are on the money.
To see the rest (there were 35 in total) visit WWD here.
Photos & sketches: WWD, Babble.comSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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