Skip to comments.What Recession? White House 'Photo of the Day' Shows Michelle Obama Wearing $2,763 Coat
Posted on 01/20/2010 7:59:31 PM PST by kristinn
With the nation still mired in a deep recession that has millions of Americans experiencing economic ruin, the Obama administration marked Barack Obama's one-year anniversary as president by displaying a photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a $2,763 designer coat as the 'White House photo of the day' on the front page of WhiteHouse.gov.
First Lady Michelle Obama greets a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo on the anniversary of the inauguration, Jan. 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
Nola Weinstein, Fashion Editor for Glam.com noted that Michelle Obama was wearing a "mat lurex Moschino coat with a matching cap sleeve dress from the brand's Pre-Spring 2010 collection."
Sharon Haver at FocusOnStyle.com gushed over the outfit, calling it "very Camelot-ish".
Haver noted that Moschino sent out a copy of the White House photo with the bragging caption:
Moschino is pleased to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama wore a mat lurex Moschino coat with a matching cap sleeve dress while celebrating the year anniversary of the inauguration at the White House.
Freeper maggief discovered the coat at Net-A-Porter.com via polyvore.com
Moschino | Bouclé tweed coat | NET-A-PORTER.COM
# $2,763 (1.935 EUR) (dress not included)
The Obama's are not shy about lavishly spending exhorbitant amounts money on themselves in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
The First Couple took a ten-day Hawaii vacation over Christmas and New Year's where they stayed at a $4000 per day $8.9 million estate. Michelle Obama was photographed wearing $635 per pair shoes while out for dinner in Hawaii.
A recent study of five pairs of footwear worn by Michelle Obama shows an average price of $700 per pair.
It could not be readily determined how much the matching dress for the $2763 Moschino coat is selling for.
A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy that pays the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work nearly 380 hours without taxes withheld to be able to afford Michelle Obama's Moschino coat seen on the front page of the White House Web site as the Obama's photo of the day.
Thanks for your sharp fashion eyes.
3k? It looks like an oven mitt!
But gee, kristinn, they gave a grand total of $15k to Haiti relief . . . isn’t that about double what they “donated” to that charitable organization known as the Congressional Black Caucus?
Hideous at any price.
YouTube —Her wardrobe JUST from year 1:
I hope nobody thinks that Michelle actually ‘bought’ any of this stuff.
Shut up and eat your cake, peon!
Where are all the White,Hispanic,Asian and Indian kids?
I thought this was the peoples house.
Looks like Michelle’s crib
I guess the Boob-Belt was a pricey extra?
(Oh, well - we all have to sacrifice!)
Anyone remember Pat Nixons’ cloth coats?
I think that is correct.
Look closely and observe, the dress matches the coat.
I don’t see any white people in that photo. No kids or adults. Where’s the balance?
I thought during the campaign she bragged about shopping at Goodwill and the Salvation Army...or at least J. Crew and maybe a sweater-set from Chico’s. Now she wants to be Jackie O.
Just words... just speeches...
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