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The Strange Secret World of Michelle Obama’s Fashion Department
Gawker ^ | February 22, 2011 | Brian Moylan

Posted on 02/22/2011 7:38:28 PM PST by lbryce

The Strange Secret World of Michelle Obama's Fashion DepartmentEveryone knows that when Michelle Obama wears something in public, it's either going to sell out or cause a controversy. What everyone doesn't know is that there is plenty of behind-the-scenes drama among the women who dress her.

While the First Lady has long been linked to boutique owner and stylist Ikram Goldman, it's now becoming clear that their relationship isn't as close as it used to be. Obama has a White House employee, 29-year-old personal assistant Meredith Koop, looking after her style, procuring her garments, and setting up arrangements with designers for custom-made pieces. To make it into a mini-soap opera, Koop started her career working at Goldman's boutique, Ikram, in Chicago and was dispatched to Washington when the First Lady took up residence in the White House. Now the student may have replaced her teacher.

No one is talking much about it, though. Michelle won't address the rumors and neither Goldman nor Koop will give interviews. Still, Jason Horowitz tries to get to the bottom of the situation in the Washington Post, but only finds a world that's as glamorous, secretive, and exclusive as the fashion industry itself

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: firstlady; michelleobama; strippercouture
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You may have no style, body proportions off the scale, a head that doesn't match your body, a rump the size of a '65 Coupe de Ville trunk including spare tire. Still, you gotta wear something.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 7:38:32 PM PST by lbryce
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2 posted on 02/22/2011 7:40:04 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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The Strange Secret World of Michelle Obama’s Fashion Department

She has a fashion department ... who knew? Really, who knew? They should all be fired!

3 posted on 02/22/2011 7:43:04 PM PST by doc1019
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4 posted on 02/22/2011 7:43:31 PM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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I think this Transvestite Couple was created in a laboratory!


5 posted on 02/22/2011 7:44:39 PM PST by Batman11
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To: lbryce

I wish everyone would stop wearing those silly belts.

Oh well.

I suppose if it bothers me, I don’t have to look.

: )


6 posted on 02/22/2011 7:45:16 PM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: lbryce

Unfortunately, her “fashion department” is the most competent part of this administration.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 7:46:24 PM PST by varyouga ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: doc1019

This is a joke, right?


8 posted on 02/22/2011 7:47:11 PM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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Wow. That armpit trash is ... well it looks very uncomfortable. Nice dress, nice color, but the body needs to be 20 years younger.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 7:47:21 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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Hair looks good here.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 7:48:40 PM PST by lonestar
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Ain't no big secret where she gets her wardrobe

"Hey!! Someone sew me a new dress for my supper with the Ambassador tonight!"

11 posted on 02/22/2011 7:49:43 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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Amazing what you can do with a shower curtain, isn’t it?


12 posted on 02/22/2011 7:50:58 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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13 posted on 02/22/2011 7:51:11 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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What a Ugly no class Skank!


14 posted on 02/22/2011 7:52:33 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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I look but do not do imitation of style. No boob belts for me.
15 posted on 02/22/2011 7:53:24 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: lbryce; maggief; azishot; Rushmore Rocks; Fred Nerks; null and void; Iowan

16 posted on 02/22/2011 7:53:41 PM PST by LucyT
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Her greatest achievement... when she stepped off Air Force 1 in cut offs. Our queen representing us at her best. This broad has no clue what it is to represent the US in the world’s eye.


17 posted on 02/22/2011 7:53:56 PM PST by doc1019
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I can believe there is a fashion department. There can not be professional people who would dress her like she dresses. The woman has zero sense of style.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 7:54:47 PM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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19 posted on 02/22/2011 7:56:08 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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Is that a photoshopped picture????? Or for real???? Please tell me it is photoshopped!


20 posted on 02/22/2011 7:58:56 PM PST by goodnesswins (I'm not a great man....I just believe in great ideas! Ronald Reagan)
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To: oneolcop

My statement or the article? ;-)


21 posted on 02/22/2011 7:59:18 PM PST by doc1019
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22 posted on 02/22/2011 7:59:40 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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I am so sick of these guilty White Liberals kissing up to the Black chick. That is the only rational explanation I can come up with.

People look how they look, but the fashion adoration they have for Michelle makes me wonder if they think that the rest of us are blind. Carol Burnette dressed better than Michelle when she was playing the Cleaning Lady character.

23 posted on 02/22/2011 8:00:24 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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The other big secret is that the Army Corps of Engineers makes her girdles.
24 posted on 02/22/2011 8:01:27 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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............................ 29-year-old personal assistant Meredith Koop.........................

Ms. Koop. Dear, you have the shortest lived career in the world of fashion.

You have a better lived chance of a career at the StarWars bar, trying to ply Chewbacca with a martini!


25 posted on 02/22/2011 8:01:26 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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26 posted on 02/22/2011 8:01:57 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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Some people only have taste in their mouths; and not very selective or sensitive even there!


27 posted on 02/22/2011 8:02:57 PM PST by Tucker39
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Either they have no mirrors in the White House or they are Vampires.


28 posted on 02/22/2011 8:03:00 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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29 posted on 02/22/2011 8:03:05 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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That looks like something Phyllis Diller would wear.


30 posted on 02/22/2011 8:03:22 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
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To: LucyT

Not quite the same hue but the point is unmistakable.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 8:03:41 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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HEY MOOCHELLE:
32 posted on 02/22/2011 8:04:52 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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If Paul Bunyan were to measure that keester I estimate he would find it to be 4 1/2 axe handles across!


33 posted on 02/22/2011 8:05:23 PM PST by Tucker39
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That made me giggle awhile. :-)


34 posted on 02/22/2011 8:06:17 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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i HOPE THEY PAY THE TRUE INCOME TAX ON ALL THIS HIGH-END TAILORING!!!!


35 posted on 02/22/2011 8:08:16 PM PST by MtnClimber
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Is the bullseye the spot where one is supposed to bang the pinata? Someone else want MY turn? I pass!


36 posted on 02/22/2011 8:09:37 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: lonestar

Good hair?

Unfortunately, with this look she reminds me of a Motown back-up singer circa 1972. She could audition for Gladys Knight, maybe become a female Pip or something......


37 posted on 02/22/2011 8:09:56 PM PST by dupree
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Apparently that is a chronic problem...


38 posted on 02/22/2011 8:11:24 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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It surprises me to hear that someone is helping Michelle Obama choose what to wear. Perhaps the solution is simple: replace Meredith Koop with a competent fashion consultant.

Michelle should certainly lose weight, especially if she is going to be our national dietary advisor/scold, but she is basically not a bad looking woman. Her relentlessly inappropriate clothes are the problem.

39 posted on 02/22/2011 8:16:09 PM PST by TChad
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40 posted on 02/22/2011 8:16:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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I listened to some old Dianna Ross & Supremes videos on UTube this afternoon...when Motown was in its glory. Dianna looked anorexic...not like Michelle. LOL!


41 posted on 02/22/2011 8:16:15 PM PST by lonestar
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Beached whale pod.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 8:22:57 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: doc1019

The article :-)


43 posted on 02/22/2011 8:24:06 PM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: lbryce

Q. Do these pants make me look fat?
A. No,,, You, make those pants look HUGE!!!

Have a few more Ribs & Ice cream… Maybe that will help.


44 posted on 02/22/2011 8:26:35 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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Who picks out her clothes and who tells her she looks good in them? You need an axe handle to measure her backside. Basically she is trailer trash who hates this country. She has no sense of fashion at all. She has not one ounce of grace or charm in her whole rather large body and she probably makes the bamster sleep on the floor.
45 posted on 02/22/2011 8:27:00 PM PST by skimask
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Jest check’n. LOL!


46 posted on 02/22/2011 8:27:24 PM PST by doc1019
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Do we really care what Hipzilla wears next?? I think it’s funny that she preaches nutrition/fitness when she couldn’t run a mile if she tried. Two things missing from public disclosure are Barry’s long-form birth certificate and Michelle’s BMI. It’s a coin toss as to which will make the press first....


47 posted on 02/22/2011 8:32:35 PM PST by Panzerfaust
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“replace Meredith Koop with a competent fashion consultant.”

I recommend “Omar the Tent Maker” as her new wardrobe consultant. He may have enough sail cloth the cover her massive rump.

She reminds me of the old “Far Side” cartoon where the fat woman has a Chihuahua stuck in her crack as she nails up a reward notice for a missing dog.


48 posted on 02/22/2011 8:33:03 PM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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The revolting image of phat ass mabelle michelle wearing a thong panty is enough to make anyone barf. It’s hard to image how putrid she is. Looks like even 0dumb0 is thinking “WTF michelle, cover up your phat ass! It’s disgusting!” No wonder he leers at women’s asses whenever he has a chance!


49 posted on 02/22/2011 8:34:11 PM PST by rcrngroup
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“she probably makes the bamster sleep on the floor”

well since her butt takes up 7/8th of the bed where else is going to sleep?


50 posted on 02/22/2011 8:36:10 PM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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