A year ago we celebrated the President’s 50th Birthday with the top 50 get-ups of Michelle Obama. Since Barack Obama held yet another Birthday fundraiser yesterday, I feel obliged to review the last 366 days of wardrobe of our First Lady of Fashion. It’s a lot of outfits to parse through, and I’m lazy. So since I blogged about MO’s style through the end of 2011, I’m going to chose Michelle’s most eye-popping outfit of 2012.
In March FLOTUS went on a children’s TV channel wearing nothing but a see-through top and shiny tight pants. Eye-popping indeed. Still, I want to find another look because the pictures of her Nickelodeon appearance had been around the internet and back.
A few days ago Michelle attended a British royal Olympic function in a 7K J. Mendel jacket, which is by now as ubiquitous as her Nickelodeon look.
Can’t say I like it, but looking at the picture of the model I see what the designer had in mind. It’s the slopping white line across the chest that makes the garment. On Michelle, however, the sleeves point upward, and the line is broken. I never understood why she doesn’t get her clothes custom fitted.
Considering that the majority of Americans still think that we are in a recession, and that the occasion is the Olympics, she could have recycled the gold medal in a cardigan look she spotted for hubby’s Nobel “Peace” Prize ceremony.
Then there is a boob belt siting in May:
In my opinion Michelle wore her most eye-popping look on David Letterman’s show in March. She chose a sharp outfit by Preen:
Unfortunately, the dress was hard to wear, and this is what we saw on TV:
So, OK, they didn’t quite think it through, although somebody on Michelle’s massive stuff should be thinking about what looks good when seated in nighttime TV chairs. And, again, what’s with the accessory? The Preen design was all about clean lines.
In case you are wondering, MO chatted with Letterman about raising her daughters with South Chicago values. I wonder if those are the same as “the Chicago values” her pal Rahm lauded when he expressed his desire to banish Chick-fil-A from the Windy City but embraced the race-monger Louis Farrakhan. Of course, at the time of the airing of the Letterman show, BO was officially against gay marriage. Presumably he was (and still is) pro-Farrakhan.
UPDATE: Linked by Temple of Mut — thank you!