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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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'.
That IS a skirt! :)
I see the humor in this too. And I can’t wait to see pics of her in them. Especially if they’re combined with a matching boob belt.
But it is sad that we had a thread the other day about a Vietnam Veteran and current VFW Commander being beaten to death and robbed of the fund raiser money they had raised for WWII vets to travel to D.C. on. And it got exactly 22 replies. I think it says something about our culture in general, if we, the adults of the political spectrum care more about the presidential baby mama’s goofy clothing than we do about an old man dying with staved in ribs. Maybe it is because the story is negative and this one is a chance to laugh, but seriously...where is the outrage. I’m outraged.
Vietnam Vet beaten, killed, robbed in front of bank...
That picture makes me so sad, mad and sick
Very “presidential” pole.. ROFL! :)
That was from the shoemaker’s site, I make no
judgement as to what is large etc.
re: When we first saw “Idiocracy”, we thought the president bore a remarkable resemlance to Mickey O:
Wow! You are right!
Im a size 16. Im 6’2” and weigh 244. MO’s feet are as big as mine...shes not much shorter and I guarantee I dont outweigh her by a whole hell of a lot....maybe, just maybe 40 pounds. Shes linebacker material.
In one million years of evolution.....michelle obama could never look that good in boots. lol
Especially after having 5 kids.
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