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Naeem Khan gown worn by Michelle Obama wows state dinner crowd [creating jobs, took 40 to make it]
NJ.com ^ | 11-25-09 | Vicki Hyman

Posted on 11/25/2009 5:42:06 AM PST by SJackson

Naeem Khan has dressed Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Katherine Heigl, but it appears to have taken First Lady Michelle Obama, who wore his custom-made strapless silver-and-cream gown to a state dinner Tuesday night, to make him a household name. (If Khan gets a smidgen of the press that Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo got for designing Obama's Inauguration Day ensembles. we'll be thrilled for him.)

Khan, an Indian-born designer who shows at New York Fashion Week, consistently turns out jaw-droppingly gorgeous eveningwear, though he has been branching out in recent seasons. His signatures are ethnic embroideries, dazzling colors, and bold embellishments, like this stunner worn by Keys to the BET Honors last year.

Khan says the gown took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer's family workshop in India.

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40 new jobs in the 217th Congressional District, Mumbai. And if they worked three weeks, they can get unemployment for 96. But no free health care!
1 posted on 11/25/2009 5:42:07 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Naeem Khan gown worn by Michelle Obama wows state dinner crowd


2 posted on 11/25/2009 5:43:41 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SJackson

Well... she certainly worn worse.


3 posted on 11/25/2009 5:44:25 AM PST by rhombus
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To: SJackson

4 posted on 11/25/2009 5:44:31 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: SJackson

Well chosen clothing for her. Looks good.

If she were paying for it with money that had been honestly made I’d be pleased for her.


5 posted on 11/25/2009 5:46:09 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: SJackson

She looks lovely! Her fashion sense and POSTURE have been awful, but it looks like she is finally getting some good management in her choice of clothes.

Very nice and appropriate for a State Dinner.

She represented us well. Her husband, well, that’s another story and one left out.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 5:46:58 AM PST by OpusatFR (Tagline not State Approved. Thoughts not State Approved. Actions not State Approved)
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To: SJackson

Wonder how much the taxpayers paid for this dress?

Maybe this designer can make a little something for Michelle to model and wear while she is in jail.


7 posted on 11/25/2009 5:47:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: agere_contra

I agree, it looks nice. Could be the first time she’s worn something appropriate.


8 posted on 11/25/2009 5:47:53 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: SJackson
Also from yesterday...

Michelle Obama orders thigh-high French boots

The boots go for about a grand.

Meanwhile...

Month-by-month USA Unemployment Map (wow!)

9 posted on 11/25/2009 5:48:50 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: SJackson

“Khan says the gown took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer’s family workshop in India.”

What would that cost in union wages?


10 posted on 11/25/2009 5:49:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: SJackson
40 people x 3 weeks x 40 hours/week = 4,800 man-hours = 2-1/2 MAN-YEARS (to resurrect an old term). Of course, at $0.20 per hour, that's only $960.

I demand to know:

  1. Why POTUS exporting these valuable jobs.
  2. Why his wife is using Indian slave labor to make her dress.
  3. Why isn't the International Ladies Garment Workers Union shrieking with anguish and rage?
  4. Why isn't SEIU boycotting the White House in solidarity with the ILGWU?

Inquiring minds want to know...

11 posted on 11/25/2009 5:49:45 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Khan says the gown took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer's family workshop in India.

I wonder how many of them are children?

12 posted on 11/25/2009 5:49:55 AM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: SJackson

Looks like I should call my Grammy today and see if one of her drapes is missing.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 5:50:21 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: SJackson

Was it sewn by children being paid a penny a day??? ;)


14 posted on 11/25/2009 5:50:26 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: SJackson

Why can’t she dress like this all the time instead looking looking like a ghetto garage sale most of the time?


15 posted on 11/25/2009 5:50:34 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: pnh102

Obama had the chance to do something positive, like not act like an African dictator. He could have played the Marxist card and had his wife dressed in a common dress. Instead, he played the African dictator card.

He obviously likes the King Joffree role from “Coming to America.”


16 posted on 11/25/2009 5:51:25 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: mewzilla
And while I'm on the subject, from last year...

Michelle Obama’s $11,000 Election Night Earrings Have Been Identified

The Os are grads of the Rev. Wright School of Poverty and Public Service.

17 posted on 11/25/2009 5:52:51 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: Dinah Lord

It’s somehow appropriate that the wife of the biggest Con should wear something by Khan.


18 posted on 11/25/2009 5:53:00 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: SJackson
Great they got that far now just put something remotely female in it.
19 posted on 11/25/2009 5:53:09 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SJackson

It’s one of the few nice and appropriate things she’s worn. She might even look elegant. No boob belt either.


20 posted on 11/25/2009 5:53:41 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: SJackson
KHAAAAaaaaaannnn!!!


21 posted on 11/25/2009 5:57:16 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: SJackson

She actually looks nice. I worry more about the destruction that she and her husband have inflicted on the USA.

That isn’t nice.


22 posted on 11/25/2009 5:57:20 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: agere_contra; freekitty

It’s very unlikely she or the taxpayers paid a dime for it. For this sort of thing, that brings a designer fame, they tend to donate their time and labor. The dress is not considered the property of Michelle or the US. In some cases it’s donated to the Smithsonian to join their collection of “historic” First Ladies’ gowns.


23 posted on 11/25/2009 5:57:33 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SJackson

Khan is usually a muslim name.


24 posted on 11/25/2009 5:59:44 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: ZX12R

Something more modest up top and in price would have been appropriate. Dress is nice but not for Govt function.

Indian woman looks so modest and proper.


25 posted on 11/25/2009 6:00:30 AM PST by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: OpusatFR

I agree, the dress is spectacular and in wonderful taste (for a change). She looks very nice indeed. Could have done a better job on her hair, but whatever. She looks like a lady and for once we can be proud of the appearance of our First Lady instead of feeling embarrassment. I’m glad to have these pictures of her in the international press instead of the sort of thing she usually wears.

We have got to get her to wear lipstick, though.


26 posted on 11/25/2009 6:01:21 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SJackson
Dang ... Shelley's looking pretty good, there. Barry still looks like King Dork.

Probably because he is King Dork.

27 posted on 11/25/2009 6:01:31 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: mewzilla

WELL that’s the way SSocialists behave!
Fooling crowds with demagogic fairy tales


28 posted on 11/25/2009 6:01:33 AM PST by Ulysse (a)
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To: OpusatFR

“She looks lovely! “

Wookie Antoinette makes the Indians look like ewoks. Should have worn flats.


29 posted on 11/25/2009 6:02:06 AM PST by y6162 (uish..)
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To: OpusatFR

“She represented us well”.

...that’s a hot one! Since when could a Marxist thugess ever represent us well?


30 posted on 11/25/2009 6:04:47 AM PST by albie
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I distincly remember the left making comments about Laura Bush which were just awful.

I would hope that we have more tact and class than the feckless ninnies on the left.


31 posted on 11/25/2009 6:04:49 AM PST by OpusatFR (Tagline not State Approved. Thoughts not State Approved. Actions not State Approved)
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To: SJackson

Yeah but that dress created more jobs than the entire stimulus package did in all 57 states.


32 posted on 11/25/2009 6:06:15 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: OpusatFR
Concur ... if we're going to verbally beat up on her when she looks ridiculous, intellectual honesty demands that we also recongise those occasions when she looks decent.

IMO.

33 posted on 11/25/2009 6:06:31 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Andy'smom

Looks very nice.

Now, how much did it cost MY FAMILY in order for her to wear it?


34 posted on 11/25/2009 6:07:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: SJackson
rear view:


35 posted on 11/25/2009 6:08:28 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

What’s Bubba Smith doing in a gold evening gown?


36 posted on 11/25/2009 6:09:18 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: ArrogantBustard
FWIW, I don't care how she looks.

I care that the flaming socialist is parading around in designer gear while lording it over the proles. Again.

37 posted on 11/25/2009 6:10:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: SJackson

She has the ability to look either surprisingly good or absolutely atrocious - depending on hair, clothes an makeup.

At least now we know she doesn’t really need that boob belt.


38 posted on 11/25/2009 6:11:07 AM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: SJackson
...took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer's family workshop in India

Hey, seeing as everyone is employed here in the US why not support the workers in other countries. /sarc

39 posted on 11/25/2009 6:11:36 AM PST by Shannon
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To: MrB

Ya know? I am so glad to be seeing MO ‘not’ looking like a clown or a mentally disabled woman on the world stage, that I won’t complain about paying for this one.


40 posted on 11/25/2009 6:11:42 AM PST by Ditter
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

The rear view looks like something out of the movie ‘Big Momma’s House!’


41 posted on 11/25/2009 6:12:05 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: HospiceNurse

“Khan is usually a muslim name.”

This guy is a Sikh.


42 posted on 11/25/2009 6:12:05 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Ditter

I believe the “black widow” outfit was a message to the country...


43 posted on 11/25/2009 6:13:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: SJackson

Let them eat cake ping!


44 posted on 11/25/2009 6:14:18 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: SJackson

Hey, No belt!

Very nice dress


45 posted on 11/25/2009 6:14:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SJackson

Well, as I live and breathe, First Frump actually looks respectable for a change.

Wonder if she’s wearing a pair of her custom-made $900 boots underneath? You know, the kind that all those unemployed Americans are wearing when they shop at Goodwill.


46 posted on 11/25/2009 6:15:43 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: HospiceNurse

The Indian PM is Sikh and Sikhs, very often, have the last name Khan.


47 posted on 11/25/2009 6:16:14 AM PST by sofaman (To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be. - Golda Meir)
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To: maggief

“designer’s family workshop in India.”

Hm-m-m-m-m, don’t I seem to remember some mention of “outsourcing” during the campaign? Oh, yeah, that issue is only a problem if a Republican is involved. It’s OK for First Frump to wear a dress made by slave labor.


49 posted on 11/25/2009 6:18:04 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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