Skip to comments.Michelle Obama orders thigh-high French boots
Posted on 11/24/2009 11:03:56 AM PST by traumer
Michelle Obama, once celebrated for her patronage of high street shops accessible to most American women, has raised the fashion stakes by ordering a pair of thigh-high leather boots from France.
The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots, which have been specially ordered from Robert Clergerie, the French designer based in Romans, in western France.
Mrs Obama has also ordered a pair of calf-length boots in beige buckskin, according to Mr Clergerie, whose boots sell for hundreds of pounds.
* Michelle Obama shoe shuffle
Robert Clergerie said the first lady's order had been sent in by a retailer in her hometown Chicago after Mrs Obama could not find the exact style she wanted. One of the pairs was modified slightly from the catalogue model at her request, he said.
With her fashion-forward move, Mrs Obama has kicked aside controversy over the $540 (£362) Lanvin trainers she wore to volunteer at a charity food bank last spring.
Critics were quick to question the appropriateness of wearing such expensive shoes to a charity event for the poor - particularly given the troubled economy.
During her husband's presidential campaign, Mrs Obama was lauded by US women's magazines for sporting affordable cardigans from J.Crew and reasonably priced dresses by Anne Klein.
Clergerie is one of the few remaining great shoemakers in Romans-sur-Isere, a small town in south-west France that has been renowned for its shoes for centuries.
He has previously made footwear for Madonna, Bianca Jagger and Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy.
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That would be "Big ol butt in boots". Lib's want her to be accepted as some sort of beauty so bad it makes them crazy (crazier than usual).
Michelle Obama is at best a very average looking woman. She either wears a wig or has had her hair straightened. She has an EXTREMELY large butt and is built like a linebacker. Her constant scowl and LARGE feet make her anything but a fashion icon or beauty in anyone's eyes. Give it up Lame stream. People still have eyeballs that function. Your lies wont work on this (except for the brain washed) which you have anyway....so whats the point?
“The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots”
Good luck with that race Michelle. It’s easy to see why Mick Jagger got with Bruni. I can’t imagine him ever getting with Michelle.
The boots with high heels would be far more attractive than the flat things Meeshel is buying. I cannot imagine how hideous she will look in those things — she has really fat knees and covering them will be some trick!
I’m not one to criticize as I don’t have great legs either, but I would never dare to wear boots like that — the ones Meeshel has ordered. Ridiculous!
Class and taste could make up for any physical shortcomings. She has neither.
Meanwhile, French whip couturiers are fervently awaiting her next purchase.
I would refuse to make any comment about Michelle Obama’s looks, IF the media didn’t pretend she was knock down gorgeous. Of course, maybe she DOES knock you down if you don’t call her gorgeous.
As for the French First ‘Lady’ - Carla Bruni was a slut, but she was a darn good looking one! Still is good looking...
The phrase “covering the spread” takes on a whole new meaning when applied to Michelle Obama...
You had me laughing out loud at the thought of her looking like Chewbacca. I hadn't thought of that one before.
You have to admit the comments on this thread are very funny.
Rire tout haut.
The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots
Please, please, stop, you are killing me - can’s stop laughing (at work). You just can’t buy this kind of humor. Like taking a race-horse filly and an old glue factory nag (GFN); putting ribbons on the GFN’s mane and calling it, “pretty much the same thing!” They have to be crazy to try and sell this idea.
Exactly. Laura Bush was an attractive woman but not a beauty in the model sense. I would venture to say that most people found her quite pleasant to look at and listen to. She had class and did not have a bit of pettiness in her. She made people at ease. A very likable woman.
LOL! My keyboard is all wet now!
Exactly — let Jill Biden wear ‘em — skinny little thing with small knees — how are they gonna get boots wide enough at top to fit over those huge knees and lower thighs?
I’ve got lousy legs myself and would never have entertained wearing anything like this even when young. What on earth is FLOTUS thinking?????
She has to wear flats, her head must never be higher that *O*’s! =)
Yeah and all that booty.........All that meat, and no potatoes.
I agree completely. I would steer as far as possible from making a coment about someones looks IF the media didnt try and present her as some sort of beauty....EVERY DAMN DAY.
The woman is ugly....there are some people (men) who she would appeal to. These are the same sort of men who would screw a snake if somebody held its head still....a very small % of the population.
Im sick of the media lies and this is soooooooooo preposterous I refuse to remain quiet.
*Michelle fashion disaster ping* :)
Laura has inner beauty and it showed. She and President Bush never disgraced the dignity of the Presidency like the present residents of the WH have.
I recommend boots up to her nose.
and this is on Freep because why?
This is all too funny, like when I was Christmas shopping and happened upon a man and his wife regarding a preseason display of bikini bathing suits and she said, “I think I’d look good in one of those!”
Her husband replied, “Dear, you’d need at least six of them.”
Wifey took her heavy purse and WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! beat him over the head, shouting “When I want your opinion I’ll ask for it!!”
In the case of Michelle O., truth is always stranger than fiction.
Condi was pretty leggy and I remember her wearing some nice boots from time to time. The thing about boots, a woman has to have the legs for them and I doubt that Michelle does.
ANIMALS DIE SO HUSSEIN'S WIFE CAN LOOK FASHIONABLE!
‘cause the day is still young.... :o)
They only come in sizes up to size 9. She proably wears at least a 11.
RE: “Exactly. Laura Bush was an attractive woman but not a beauty in the model sense. I would venture to say that most people found her quite pleasant to look at and listen to. She had class and did not have a bit of pettiness in her. She made people at ease. A very likable woman”
Agree — Every single first lady since my memories of first ladies began —are of FLOTUSes who were overall appropriately dressed.
Different, of course, as all were of varying ages and sizes. But Mamie? Pleasant looking little lady; Jackie Kennedy, our Camelot princess whether we were Kennedy fans or not; Lady Bird Johnson - rather charming southerner; Pat Nixon — thin but pleasant enough; Betty Ford, pretty and well groomed; Rosalynn Carter; unremarkable but not in a bad way; Nancy Reagan — petite and always perfectly groomed; Hillary — you know, even now I think Hill dresses more appropriately than Meeshel on her ‘best’ day.
This whole Obama thing is too much — headlines screaming about how fashionable and beautiful she is. Gag me. Do they think we are BLIND? And her personality and mean looks don’t help much, either.
RE: “Condi was pretty leggy and I remember her wearing some nice boots from time to time. The thing about boots, a woman has to have the legs for them and I doubt that Michelle does”
I was just thinking about her — she was always beautifully dressed and groomed — nice smile no matter what — imagine her as ‘first black first lady!’ Goes to show our comments are NOT racial in any way whatsoever.
****cause the day is still young.... :o)****
This is an example of *binge buying*. Something ain’t right with M.O.s narcissism. Why is she behaving like a lottery winner? Or an inmate who has just been released into the general population?
That’s taxpayers’ loot she’s lavishing on herseff.
Where’s her sense of propriety?
There are three rules to thigh high boots #1 you must be over 5’5” to wear them or they become waders, #2 you must be thin, and #3 they will make anyone with hips look twice their size. She fails 2 of these.
Cabella’s, Dick’s, Gander Mountain, Dunham’s, etc.
Ask for “waders.”
Michelle sez: "Let them eat cake."
Gotta have a boob belt too ...
Give the frog first lady a run for her money? HAHAHA! I don’t think so. Obama is butt ugly.
I think we have stumbled upon the truth of this shocking exhibitionism.
M.O. is trying to compete with the hot Republican chicks.
Two cows?... Oh the HUMANITY...
I guess the BS is getting deep.
Over the past few months, I've posted several intentionally-demeaning suggestions that the Worst Lady be hereby named 'Babygotbakka'.