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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Crazy Aunt Esther will go on the warpath..
More accurate to say Michelle Obama finished her off.
Click on the article. That’s the designer, aka Mrs. Stevie Wonder in the photo.
What would happen if Stevie suddenly regained his eyesight?
couldn’t see her way out of this mess?
I smell bailout in the making.
Just because you like clothes and wear clothes and call yourself a “designer” doesn’t mean people will buy your clothes and pay your bills.
After all, the Williams sisters are now “designers” and P Diddy as well or as bad.
They all seemed to have bypassed design school on their way to fame and fortune in the “designer” clothing business.
“Milla’s height of popularity came after First Lady Michelle Obama wore a green silk sleeveless dress by the designer in February 2009”
I will say that dress was one of the nicer outfits Michelle Obama has worn. Better than that red-and-black getup that made her look like a black widow spider, anyway.
Which one designed Michelle's wardrobe?
Gud one. Is funny.
Doesnt matter...I think both of them at first thought Me-chelle was a man.
“Just because you like clothes and wear clothes and call yourself a designer doesnt mean people will buy your clothes and pay your bills.”
Guess they went high on the hog, expecting more of Obamie’s stash.
The collar needs to be about a foot higher...
Wow! That was just after Ubama entered the Whitey House. After the country got to see her "designs" for the first time, it was all downhill after that! Talk about the kiss of death!
Milla's popularity is tracking that of Ubama.
Isn’t this the 2nd designer for her that’s gone belly up?
Cash-strapped business has failed.Will she send Obama a thank you card?.
"I got an idea idea idea"
I think you are correct.
IIRC Michelle had an Asian designer at one time.
Think she was the one that wrapped the First Lady in upholstery fabric.
Says a lot, doesn't it?
I just called to say you owe me ...