FLOTUS donned a gorgeous dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. The dress apparently took 40 people three weeks to custom create for the First Lady.
As the White House prepares for POTUS’ first State Dinner, it’s not international relations with India and guest of honor Dr. Manmohan Singh that are of utmost concern. The media is abuzz about who will show up and what FLOTUS is gonna wear: Will she sport a new hairdo? Show off her blazing guns? Looks like the First Lady has always been a fashion plate, even as a wee lass at her 1984 senior prom.
Word on the street is that Jennifer Hudson will provide some American Idol-style entertainment at the gala event. Other rumored guests: Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bobby Jindal, and Kal Penn. BoL can’t wait to see who else will grace the “red carpet” tonight!
Be sure to catch the live streaming of the State Dinner tonight at 8:15 pm.
Vanity Fair totally jumped on the lovefest bandwagon and included our FLOTUS on their 2009 Best Dressed List. BoL totally concurs!
VF included the following info on the First Lady:
Residences: Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Occupation: First Lady of the United States. Age: 45. Notable Ensembles of 2009: Inauguration wardrobe; black Moschino organza top, skirt, and silk veil worn when meeting Pope Benedict XVI. Favorite Boutique: Ikram, in Chicago. Signature Wardrobe Item: Cardigan sweaters. Jewelry: Double-strand pearls. Shoe Designers: Jimmy Choo, Puma, Lanvin. Favorite Bargain-Hunting Locale: J. Crew. Causes: Education, health, and veterans’ affairs. They somehow forgot to add “Favorite Blog: Barack of Love.”
Our POTUS is getting a bit of heat for his performance at the aforementioned first pitch. Not because he couldn’t clear the plate, though. Because of his fashion choice, particularly the jeans he wore. Some have gone so far as to label them “mom jeans.” Ouch!
In an interview with Good Morning America’s Meredith Veira, Obama defended his outfit, saying the jeans were comfortable, and admitting that until a few years ago, he only owned four suits. According to Barry, “I’m a little frumpy… For those of you who want your president to look great in his tight jeans, I’m sorry. I’m not the guy.” He sweetly added that the FLOTUS looks fabulous. Heck ya she does!
While POTUS rocks the shirtless look or formal wear, he has had his low moments. Haven’t we all?
Everyone’s favorite FLOTUS hit the NY glamour-ground running Monday when she served as honorary co-chairwoman opening night at the American Ballet Theater, where she was introduced by Caroline Kennedy.
Earlier in the day, Michelle served as ribbon cutter for the reopening of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Iman, and Anna Wintour.
A self-professed White Sox fan, Obama met with underdog World Series winners the Philadelphia Phillies at the White House today. Ever the appropriate sports team, the Phillies (and shortstop Jimmy Rollins, in particular) gifted our POTUS with a personalized Phillies jersey. To this Obama joked, “Can I have your ring, too?” When it came time for photo opps, he hammed “Everyone say cheesesteak.” (BoL just rolled its collective eyes.)
Obama compared himself to the Phillies, saying “Nobody thought I would win, either.” We did!
Just goes to show, you can’t please everyone all the time. Oscar de la Renta is unhappy with Michelle’s supposed “tendency” towards wearing European designers, as evidenced by the European designers she wore on her recent trip to Europe. (This is after he complained about her wearing a sweater to Buckingham Palace.)
According to WWD, de la Renta said: “Our industry right now is having a very difficult time. I think it would be great if the First Lady dressed in American styles. There are a lot of talented people here too.”
de la Renta went on “The View” to backpeddle on his opinionated words.