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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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What a dog!


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