Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Wears $540 Designer Sneakers to Feed the Poor
Posted on 05/02/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by Schnucki
It's a first lady faux pas -- wearing expensive, high-fashion French designer sneakers to a food bank.
Michelle Obama wore the sneakers, made by Lanvin, while helping feed the poor at a Washington food bank on Wednesday. The pricetag on the footwear? A cool $540.
Keds, they're not.
The sneakers, which come in denim and satin, are a favorite of comic Ellen DeGeneres and rapper Kanye West -- and they're "certainly not a reflection of the poor economy," said FOX News' Noelle Watters, host of iMag Style.
"She paired the kicks with a much more reasonably priced cardigan from J. Crew similar to the one she's worn in the past," Watters said. "And quite honestly, the usually well-styled Michelle didn't match. While her over-priced designer sneaks were gray and pink, her sweater was a gold argyle style. A definite fashion faux pas."
According to the New York Daily News, the first lady of style likely got her sneakers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that usually outfits her.
Obama's style helped catapult her into the 93rd spot of Maxim's "eyeball-searing, fantasy-fulfilling, brain-exploding" Hot 100 list, which was announced Friday.
The first lady's sense of fashion has received considerable media attention. During her trip to Europe last month to accompany President Obama to the G20 summit, her fashion choices and protocol-breaking touch of the Queen of England nearly received as much ink as the summit itself.
The White House did not return a message seeking comment.
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The wives of communists leaders love high fashion
I am going to guess she didn’t pay for them and that the gay designer gave her a matching strap on to use on Barry
Strange how there aren’t quotes around the word ‘Designer’.
Hey, Duvalier’s wife did it, Marco’s wife did it, and Missus Mugabe is doing it now...what else are you supposed to do when you’re the wife of a wannabe Third World Dictator?
Let Them Eat Shoes, said the Queen
In the case of Michelle, it’s like one fat toad wearing designer shoes. Just because she was named “most beautiful” by blind editors at People mag, and suddenly she believes it.
Quite frankly, so what? Expecting the well-off to dress down when performing charitable works is buying into the egalitarian claptrap the underlies her husbands fatally flawed socialist/fascist economic policies.
Feeding the poor, even lending a hand in feeding the poor, is a praiseworthy deed. Let’s stick to ripping Obama for real problems with his behavior and policies, shall we.
On the South Side of Chicago, the locals refer to such displays as, “Ghetto Fabulous”.
Retail profits will not look good next quarter....
Communist party members decide who the beautiful people are.
Geithner and Emmanuel top 100? they would look fine in gestapo uniforms.
Stein Mart had an advertisement mentioning the brown clown’s wife as if it was supposed to entice us to shop there. They quickly pulled the ad after being inundated with complaints. Too late for me though. I now KNOW that the owner of Stein Mart is a leftist and any profits derived from my purchases might go to electing more leftists.
So no more Stein Mart for me, thank you very much.
Oh, and same for Ikea and Starbucks.
Can someone just tell her “hey, Michelle, if you paid $540 for those shoes, you got ripped off. Because not only don’t they look good, they simply don’t look good on you, girl, because with cankles like you have, you need the hightops”.
540 bucks or not i’m positive that they looked hideous on her.
the woman has the fashion sense of an 85 year old blind pakastani woman.
Did she pay for 'em? Get a First Lady discount? Or a freebie? Aside from being incredibly tacky and insensitive, the O's just might be violating ethics rules.
Imelda Marcos comes to mind.
Reminds me of John Edwards’ line: “There are two Americas, one where those in power can buy $ 540 sneakers or spend $ 500 on a haircut and the other where laid off workers have to decide how their familiies can make it from week to week”.
WTF? Maxim has officially gone overboard...
Here she is in a more casual wear.
Expensive yes; high fashion no.
Ahhh . . I must be dreaming!
Let them eat pancakes.
It’s not so much that the shoes were $540 designer so much as the cost of the material it took to cover those beast feet.
I swear if he changes color one more time I’m gonna scream.
Pick a makeup and -stick- with it!
The media didn’t “ignore it” when Sarah Palin’s staff purchased designer clothes for her, although it was with campaign donor’s money (I’m glad if that is where my contributions went, instead of to McCain). She was called all sorts of degrading names, including “clotheshorse”. Just wait until Olbermann, Klein, Couric and the other media bozos criticize Madame President for doing much worse.
‘I am going to guess she didnt pay for them and that the gay designer gave her a matching strap on to use on Barry’
You actually think she needs a strap-on?
LOL! Photo from her hoin’ the garden?
Were they size twelve, I bet she never paid the first dime for them!!! Someone here is on the little Envy train.
Got to be compiled by homosexuals. They are the experts after all, aren't they.
Hey NYork, Obama's a frump. Deal with it already. Geez.
Typical liberal - do as I say, not as I do.
The "perks" of the job, added up, will far surpass any contested CEO bonus.
That picture of him behind her and she has her eyes closed, gives me the willies. He is not a manly man at all and they just don’t match as a couple. He’s a metrosexual and too cool acting to be masculine-in my opinion.
Aunt Esther usually wore sensible, flat pumps.
she needs braces
no New Balance for that gal
All the President’s wives wear very expensive clothes. Laura Bush did, Barbara Bush did, and Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy most certainly did. To be real about it, Michelle O wears the least expensive clothes. She shops at J Crew and places like that. We could go out and buy the same clothes if we wanted.
There’s plenty to complain about. The First Ladies’ clothes aren’t one of them. They’re rich. They don’t dress like ditchdiggers’ wives. Move on to something that matters.
Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
- John Adams -
She made herself fair game when she stuck herself on the podium and trashed my country.
She made herself fair game when her white hating remarks from her college thesis were revealed.
I won’t stay still while the libs try to cram this thing down our throats as a ‘fashion icon’.
No matter how they try to spin it, she will never be ‘pretty’ or look good in her clothes.
Her enormous a$$, tree trunk thighs, bow legs and size twelve feet, as well as her simian skull preclude this.
I makes me want to throw up that this trash is in the White House. She desecrates this sacred place by her very presence there.
Downright scary, that one!