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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She had to pay extra for the size 13’s.
The mind boggles ...
Man, those suckers are going to have to have a five or six foot circumference at the top to fit around her thighs ...
VA - VA - VA - VOOM ...
I don't think so.
Maybe if the venue is a 4-H gathering.
I'm guessing the "exact style" had more to do with the top of the boot being able to fit her thighs...
It would take a lot more than a pair of boots for FLOTUS to give Bruni a run for her money.
Don't forget the belts by Caterpillar.
I refuse to make fun of a woman for her looks. And Michelle Obama is not a hideous monster. She is has nothing to be ashamed of (except for her odd belt obsession on outfits that don't need a belt).
But if a set of sexy boots will transform her into a type of woman that can give a former supermodel a run for her money, then those are magic boots and should be the most valuable piece of clothing in the world.
She isn't Chewbacca, but for crying out loud, she isn't a supermodel! The hyperbole is getting to be way, way too much.
DAMMIT! You can’t unthink what done been thunk!
If they gotta cover her thighs, they’ll need four cowhides....
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