Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What will Mrs Obama wear to the Inaugural Ball?

Will Michelle Obama wear a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designer to the Inaugural Ball?

This is a very important day, and you don't want to be looking toe up. Michelle needs to make sure that she looks amazing, and I am sure she will represent. I am not too sure about these designs though........I mean I can see her looking good in the dress by Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, Vena Cava + Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Marchesa.

I think the rest are too boring/sexy for Mrs Obama, she is the first lady after all. We don't need to be seeing her thighs and lower back, but at the same time she doesn't need to completely cover up.

"On the campaign trail, the newly minted fashion icon Michelle Obama was known for supporting up-and-coming designers like CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund participants Thakoon and Jason Wu. Wondering if she would continue with that trend, we asked some of the previous Fashion Fund designers what they think the new First Lady should wear on this very historic day."

Here are the sketches they shared with Vogue.....

Alexander Wang
2008 Fashion Fund Winner

"It's sexy but sophisticated…business in the front, party in the back. It is the inauguration ball!"

Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, Vena Cava
2008 Fashion Fund Runner-Up

"We would love to see Michelle in this floor-length gown made out of silk and polyester twill in one of our signature prints. It has a classic silhouette that feels very current with an all-over print. With the current economy, it would be very cool of her to wear a contemporary-priced designer to the inaugural ball."

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Marchesa
2006 Fashion Fund Nominee

"For the ball Michelle should wear this ivory one-shoulder silk crepe column with draped overlay and crystal hand-embroidered bodice."

Derek Lam
2005 Fashion Fund Runner-Up

Nile green crepe asymmetrical one-shoulder draped gown with a simple black satin belt at the waist.

Doo-Ri Chung, Doo.Ri
2006 Fashion Fund Winner

"The inauguration will be a historic occasion, so I wanted the dress to be something in her comfort zone. I stayed with the tailored, fitted silhouette that she prefers but used a print that I felt was celebratory."


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