Skip to comments.Michelle Obama designer shut down
Posted on 10/02/2010 11:22:10 PM PDT by Justaham
Kai Milla's eponymous clothing line has shut down, and the cash-strapped business has failed to pay vendors for months, sources claim.
Milla, wife of Stevie Wonder, founded the women's contemporary line in 2005 and received acclaim from the fashion press, including a spread in Harper's Bazaar and an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Milla's height of popularity came after First Lady Michelle Obama wore a green silk sleeveless dress by the designer in February 2009, when Wonder was awarded a Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress and gave a performance at the White House.
Milla's last collection was for spring/summer 2010, and was presented during New York Fashion Week last September at the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle. A source told Page Six the line was discontinued earlier this year.
"The company has left many creditors coming after her to be paid for time, service, and materials," the source said. "Modeling agencies, production crews, design assistants, pattern makers, office and store landlords have all been trying to contact her office in Los Angeles and New York for months for payment."
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Yes. Maria Pinto filed bankruptcy earlier this year. Both of these designers also had Oprah Winfrey as a client.
Stacy on What Not to Wear pretty much outlawed panty hose. I like the show and generally like the coaching that she and Clinton do but have gone back to wearing panty hose. Just too many good reasons to do so. Its fun to have that conversation with other women while men are around. LOL
I didn’t know hookers and Michelle needed designers to look that bad. Who knew?
I can’t get over that ugly shirt.
Wait now I am confused.
I thought that fat white chick was the crappy clothes designer for Shelly.
That can’t be Stevie Wonders wife.
So MO has more than one crappy clothes designer?
Good grief! With that butt ugly, America hating, fat ass pig as your leading model, how could anyone expect success.
She got the surprise of her life when she received payment in the form of collard and turnip greens from Michelle's garden ;-)
Isn’t she Lovely, Isn’t she beau ti ful...
Well now we all know who created the boob belt.
BREAKING NEWS.....Small businesses go belly up under the Obama regime....News at 11:00
Thanks for clarifieng that.
That chick has poor taste in her clothes too.
Hyper Ballooned sleeves and RED not a good choice for someone with a huge olive shaped body.
Pretty face though.
I was trying to find her with google and read that another fashion designer (if you can call it that) of MO went out of business last March.
He throws em under the bus, she throws em off of the cat walk.
That looks like some kind of sci-fi movie poster!
How much more bandwidth do you intend on wasting?
Milla on Magilla
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