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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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.