Skip to comments.Media Swoon: First Family Fuses Fashion, 'Philanthropy'
Posted on 02/19/2009 2:09:53 PM PST by Reagan 2.0
Anyone want to guess what the media would be saying if a young, stylish Republican President and his wife were in office? I remember the media criticism of Nancy Reagan's high-fashion in the 1980s. It didn't exactly play like this:
Under Obama, D.C. turns fashionable
Washington, D.C., might not be ready to overtake New York, Paris or Milan as a fashion mecca, but with a stylish first couple as its best ambassadors since the Kennedy era, the sartorially challenged seat of power in sensible pinstripes is finally getting a little respect.
Fashion observers credit the change to new Vogue cover girl Michelle Obama, a steady influx of high-end retailers... and a bevy of fashion-oriented events such as this week's DC Fashion Week and Northern Virginia Fashion Week, which starts Monday.
"All eyes are on D.C. - people are looking to it as the telltale of not just policy, but of style and taste," says Maria Cuomo Cole... "The ultimate tastemakers are in the White House."
The last place I want people looking to for anything is Washington D.C., but much less for a new fashion leader. But the Times is loving it.
Calling Mrs. Obama "a breath of fresh air here," style consultant and Washington Life editor Lana Orloff said, "I've never seen so much media attention on what she is wearing....
(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...
Former First Lady Laura was too busy making sure her husband had all her support to bother with making Hollywood like her.
Screw the propogandist leftist MSM and the donkey they rode in on.....
Yup. Nobody can quite believe what she's wearing.
"Bless her heart, look what she was brave enough to wear in public".
The fashion is good with BHO and the family!
Yes. Her fashion sense is just embarrassing. I want to heave whenever I read about how fashion savvy she is. She’s passable on the outside but very ugly inside. That’s all I need to know.
Michelle Obama is forced to buy from American designers because she is TOO FAT for any European designers. My wife works at a high-end Italian designer shop (MaxMara) in Tyson’s Gallaria. The largest size that they make is Size 8.
I think she would be really great for that show “What Not to Wear”.
Oh, good grief. Michelle dresses like a charwoman.
Some things, people like to look at - like puupies and rainbows
Other things, they just can’t stop looking at in horrified facination
Like Michelle Obama wearing the drapes and a bedspread on Inauguration Day.
You go girl. Prove that even bottom heavy women with fiece underbites can make the cover of Vogue!
“Bless her heart”
LOL! She from Chicago- think she knows what that means?
That is such BS it makes them look silly for writing it!
Maria Cuomo Cole, Mario Cuomo’s daughter who is married to Kenneth Cole.
Would you like Koolaid with that?
Women used to want to look like Jackie Kennedy. Blind women want to emulate ‘Chelle.
Probably not. Maybe she’ll learn if she reads FR.
C’mon everybody, don’t you know that “Aunt Esther chic” is hip now? How square are you all?
What was the radio stations reaction? LOL
My grandmother wouldn’t have let me out the door looking like Aunt Esther. GRANDMA didn’t look like Aunt Esther. Well, her house dresses did but she wore them to clean.
Easy there, I just said I liked the way they LOOKED on Inauguration day...
Same as yours! LOL
Maria Cuomo and Kenneth Cole
Well, that explains it. They were dressed in the dark by blind people, just like Michelle Obama.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole and wife Maria Cuomo-Cole bought a $14.5 million co-op in the elite building One Sutton Place South, according to city records. The Coles used to live at 975 Fifth Avenue, but will surely feel at home in their new midtown digs. The late fashion designer Bill Blass used to live in the building and Ms. Cuomo-Cole’s father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, bought a co-op at 50 Sutton Place in 1994 after his stint in Albany.
He looks like he is about to strangle on his tie and her face is frozen!
lol Lord, that does my heart good
She has had quite a bit of “work” done on her face.
If I could see the complete outfits, rather than just head-and-neck, I’d probably start hyperventilating and have to be revived with wine and cookies ;-).