What has American style devolved into? Reality “stars” at every photo op? Celebrities — not models — on fashion magazine covers? Lady Gaga? (Granted, I love her daring.)
I, for one, am thrilled that Michelle Obama is bringing some serious style, elegance and grace back to America. And her choice of a custom-made gilded Naeem Khan with sterling silver paillettes (40 people reportedly worked on the handmade creation) once again did us all proud.
Designer Naeem Khan has been showing at New York Fashion Week for years (he started out as an assistant to Halston before he opened his eponymous fashion house six years ago), and now the 50-year-old Indian American designer will likely join the ranks of “Most Wanted” along with other Asian American designers who, thanks to the FLOTUS, has become a part of the American fashion vernacular (Jason Wu, Thakoon).
Some other looks from Naeem Khan’s Fall 2009 line that Michelle Obama would look spectacular in:
Of course, there are plenty of other fabulous Asian American designers that Mrs. O would look amazing in. What I wouldn’t do if I could dress the First Lady …
For tea at the White House:
For date night with the POTUS:
For official state visits abroad:
While kickin’ it at her herb garden or hanging with Sasha and Malia:
And just for kicks, since the First Lady is a fan of separates, I like the color and detailing on this cardigan by Koi Suwannagate …
… paired with this shimmery tulip skirt by United Bamboo.
(The necklace would be a nice touch, too.)
Sigh. If only …