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Fashion world honors new stars Rodarte and Obama
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Posted on 06/16/2009 9:23:23 AM PDT by traumer

NEW YORK – The fashion industry made it clear at its annual awards ceremony Monday night that it's looking to future stars to see it past the doldrums of the recession, shunning longtime favorites and honoring a largely new guard: Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang — and Michelle Obama.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America's special tribute award went to the first lady, considered a new player in this world.

Noting her "meteoric rise as a fashion icon," CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg said Obama had "a unique look that balances the duality of her lives" in her roles as trusted adviser to her husband, President Barack Obama, and busy mother to their two daughters.

Although she was missing from the crowd at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Obama's presence was felt throughout the star-studded ceremony, which included Heidi Klum and Blake Lively, both wearing Michael Kors, and Bradley Cooper in a Calvin Klein suit.

It took host Tracey Ullman less than two minutes in her opening monologue to mention the new first lady of fashion. As complimentary as she was, though, Ullman, a Brit, did say Obama shouldn't have worn a cardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth II.

Obama accepted her award via a pre-taped video speech. Wearing a crisp white button-down shirt and two strands of pearls, she honored fashion as an American "art form" with "ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture."

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1 posted on 06/16/2009 9:23:23 AM PDT by traumer
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2 posted on 06/16/2009 9:24:22 AM PDT by traumer
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The media is really too much. That said, I’m sensing lots of fashion photos coming up on this thread.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 9:27:16 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: traumer

What a dog!


4 posted on 06/16/2009 9:27:57 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Is it a b!tch??


5 posted on 06/16/2009 9:28:59 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: traumer; GOP_Lady

1) “Noting her “meteoric rise as a fashion icon” “ — Meteoric is not the same as mediocre.

2) “a unique look” — Well, I’ll agree with unique.

3) “the duality of her lives” — MPD?


6 posted on 06/16/2009 9:29:10 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: traumer

I feel bad for that dog


7 posted on 06/16/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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How heavy is she going to get?


8 posted on 06/16/2009 9:31:13 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: traumer

9 posted on 06/16/2009 9:32:11 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: guido911
How heavy is she going to get?

Apparently lobster and caviar are fattening.
10 posted on 06/16/2009 9:32:32 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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11 posted on 06/16/2009 9:32:52 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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To: T Minus Four

Aren’t all the ladies rushing out to buy that same Costume?


12 posted on 06/16/2009 9:35:31 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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13 posted on 06/16/2009 9:37:32 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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Michelle Obama...a “fashion icon.”

That is unvarnished racial condescension.

How can any honest person look at that woman and pretend that she is an icon of any kind, let alone fashion?

Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Halle Berry are icons.

Michelle Obama is a completely average, middle aged woman who receives enormous media attention based on her husband's political success.

14 posted on 06/16/2009 9:38:36 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: subterfuge
With special attention to the first outfit.
15 posted on 06/16/2009 9:39:36 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation)
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To: zeestephen

Naomi Campbell is an icon?


16 posted on 06/16/2009 9:40:34 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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17 posted on 06/16/2009 9:43:36 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation)
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To: zeestephen
I'll believe she's a fashion icon when we start seeing American women imitating her style like they did with Jackie Kennedy. Haven't seen any big, thick, black, boob belts over little summer cardigans in my area. Haven't seen Hollywood rushing to dress like she does, they make their living by looking good and are not going to destroy their careers by dressing up in a Michelle Obama clown suit.
18 posted on 06/16/2009 9:45:36 AM PDT by MissMelly
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19 posted on 06/16/2009 9:45:56 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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20 posted on 06/16/2009 9:46:12 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

“Naomi Campbell is an icon?”

Well, she’s been a professional model since age 15, and a Vogue cover girl for 20 consecutive years.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 9:46:28 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

You know, Michelle is not an ugly woman... Nor is she beautiful. She is common. Common like peanut butter sandwiches, or common like an elm tree. Nothing exotic or beautiful about her. Just common. You can see her on any subway, any airplane, any library or grocery store... Common. Only politically charged mis-aspirations could possible label her as beautiful or exotic.


22 posted on 06/16/2009 9:46:36 AM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: traumer

LOL fashion icon! you have GOT to be KIDDING ME!

Michele Obama is a second hand garage sale fashion icon.

And just how BIG is her butt?


23 posted on 06/16/2009 9:47:41 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: traumer

She is a horse-faced buffarillo.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 9:49:40 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: traumer

THIS deserves a barf alert.


25 posted on 06/16/2009 9:49:50 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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To: traumer

http://www.zubeworld.com/crumbmuseum/zap3.html


26 posted on 06/16/2009 9:50:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: traumer

Ghetto Fabulous!!!!


27 posted on 06/16/2009 9:51:14 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: DariusBane

I agree, she just looks like somebody’s mom. She can actually look very nice and appropriate sometimes. There’s just so often something not-quite-right. Odd color, wrong accessories (THAT BOOB BELT!!), weird combinations of patterns and textures.


28 posted on 06/16/2009 9:56:12 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Matthew 15:8 - 9)
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To: baltodog

Make that a “common” racist horse-faced buffarilo.


29 posted on 06/16/2009 9:56:24 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: traumer
I knew that 0 got the waterdog, but I didn't know that he picked up a Clydesdale too.
30 posted on 06/16/2009 9:57:24 AM PDT by skimbell
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31 posted on 06/16/2009 10:07:35 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: DariusBane

I kind of agree with you...Michelle is not that bad looking. Some of the outfits shown are actually quite nice on her..

You are right in that the same people who think Barbara Bush is beautiful and think that Michelle is ugly is due to their political affiliation. Pulling away and not thinking in terms of politics...Laura Bush is beautiful; however, I’m sure at DU, there were daily comments about how ugly she was in their eyes...simply because she was married to a Republican President.

Now as to political standings, Michelle is ugly as get out....


32 posted on 06/16/2009 10:10:00 AM PDT by Maringa
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To: traumer

I am always reminded of the story, “The Emperor has No Clothes”


33 posted on 06/16/2009 10:10:10 AM PDT by It's me
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To: Maringa

Sorry, but I never thought that Laura Bush was beautiful. I thought she was fine. Beautiful? No. I know a beautiful woman when I see her. I can’t think of any politician that fits the bill. Sarah Palin used to be but hey, she’s no spring chicken any more. Beautiful women make me dizzy and my tongue hangs out until I remember that at my age I just need to say “hi” and talk about my career and I’m “in”.


34 posted on 06/16/2009 10:16:29 AM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: It's me

We are absolutely living in an “Emperor’s New Clothes” world. This is just one example. The swallowing hook, line and sinker of Obama’s excuses for associating with Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers is another.
Gay “marriage” is another, and the whole business of a bunch of activists taking homosexuality off the DSMIV list of disorders, thereby declaring an obvious dysfunction “normal.”

The inmates are taking over the asylum.


35 posted on 06/16/2009 10:17:54 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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My granddad would describe her butt as 3 axehandles wide.Laura Bush=class;Maobama=ghetto trash.


36 posted on 06/16/2009 10:35:36 AM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: DariusBane

so at your ‘age’ you have the audacity to say the Sarah Palin at age 44 isn’t beautiful? I am sure I am not the only one offended and astounded by that.


37 posted on 06/16/2009 10:48:48 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: DariusBane

So beauty to you corresponds with age? Your ‘lust’ blinds you.


38 posted on 06/16/2009 10:54:24 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RDTF

I’m with you!
Sarah is beautiful. I wish I looked as good as she does.

(btw, HI!)


39 posted on 06/16/2009 1:33:50 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: traumer

She is not a fashion icon. She has a habit of looking like her closet threw-up on her.

But, a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth...um, hey, didn’t Goebbels used to say that??

What a coinkydink.


40 posted on 06/16/2009 1:42:34 PM PDT by delphirogatio (I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart)
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To: netmilsmom

Hi back!!


41 posted on 06/16/2009 4:03:36 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: RDTF

I think she’s fine. Just no longer beautiful. I am in the same unfortunate category. Don’t be offended, it’s just too easy to do that!


42 posted on 06/16/2009 5:32:25 PM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: presently no screen name

Um lust? Beauty is beauty. I’m not the looker I used to be either. I can accept that. Reality can be a real downer but I just hate pretending.


43 posted on 06/16/2009 5:34:27 PM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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