Skip to comments.First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner
Posted on 06/10/2011 6:02:02 PM PDT by Nachum
President and Mrs. Obama hosted a decidedly more subtle state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Tuesday evening.
Though Mr. Obama presented Merkel with his highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the dinner otherwise lacked the glitz and glamour of the Obama administration-- with one noticeable exception.
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a shimmery ivory sleeveless gown by Naeem Khan, a designer she favors and also donned at the president's first state dinner in 2009.
Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000.
Khan told the Wall Street Journal the first dress he made for Mrs. Obama was "priceless."
Known for her fashion, Mrs. Obama accessorized Tuesday with gold bangles by Alexis Bittar, which range in cost from $145-$695 per bracelet.
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Who paid for this gown? I bet I know. These people are just awful. How they get away with this is just unreal for me. I know others have had same pricey gowns. Yet the economy is terrible. They should be leading by example. Shameless to say the least... I guess I said more than “least”. sorry I ranted!
They have no shame at all. They’re ‘privileged’ with a blank checkbook now.
I remember my last $5000 dress fondly.
Best line I heard this week:
"Amazing, even if we elected half a Palin we'd still get more leadership than 10 Obamas.
Where’s the Mega Barf Alert?
I honestly have to say this this is the nicest outfit that I have seen her wear. So far, the only one with some class.
“Known for her fashion”
Yeah, those butt crack hugging pedal pushers will make you
a fashion plate in a hurry.
Can someone please explain how she can continue to afford all these extravagant gowns and jewelry?
A thousand pardons sahib. This would be a “Barfus Maximus”.
“CBS News Reporter Criticizes Michelle Obama for Wearing $7,000 Designer Gown in ‘Poor Economy’
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Kristinn
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:27:05 PM by kristinn
On the day a poll showed Barack Obama owning the failing economic recovery, a CBS News Washington Bureau reporter questioned Michelle Obama’s judgment in wearing a $7,000 gown at tonight’s state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, noting that other guests “dressed more modestly.”
Writing on Twitter, CBS News reporter Christine Delargy said:
Gowns by Michelle designer Naeem Khan retail avg of $7,000. Good, bad image for Obama in poor economy? Most din guests dressed more modestly 30 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®...”
I guess Christine Delargy got an answer LOL!
I don't think I've spent that much on clothes in my life. I mean, on all my clothes, ever, total. And I'm 58 years old.
You can buy a lot of dresses with a trillion dollar stimulus packet.
I’m old enough to remember all the flack Nancy Reagan got for her gowns.
She HAS NO TASTE AND CERTAINLY NO STYLE!!!
If anything proves how utterly in the tank the media is for anything Obama, it’s the blind loyalty even in matters like this! For her figure, she has worn AWFUL, and I mean AWFUL clothes that did NOT enhance the right areas, and those belts UGH! Please, haven’t we suffered ENOUGH ALREADY?
“Known for her fashion, Mrs. Obama...”
OK... this author is a comedian, right? The author probably thinks that Huma is “beautiful”, too.
Can’t the MSM be honest about anything?
Lowkey evening? Now the media is trying to cover it all up by making it sound as if they sat around a campfire singing songs and toasting marshmallows. A $5000 dress for a wildebeast? She would have looked better in one of Omars tents.
At least she didn’t embarrass us this time, for a change. And I doubt she paid for the gown. Most designers loan gowns to the current first lady just for the free advertising it represents.
She looks nice, but the look is not worth the mega bucks the dress and jewelry cost. In some of the pics it looks a bit like a sparkly nightie. A beautiful necklace would have been better than all those bangles.
I like the dress, but there is something ‘wrong’ with everything she wears. This dress has a train...a train and is a little long anyway. So she winds up walking around hitching it up all night. Besides her posture is always terrible. Go through all the photos and she is not standing up straight in one of them. Her shoulders are always hunched forward. Ruins the look of whatever she wears.
Naeem Khan (born May 21, 1958 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian-born, American fashion designer. He is the designer and CEO for Naeem Khan, which was launched in 2003. His designs have been worn by celebrities including Beyonce Knowles, Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria and Brooke Shields, and by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Ping in case you’re interested in how Christine Delargy resolved her dilemna:
“The queen is always right!”
Lipstick on a pig
I believe that the flack that Mrs. Reagan took was because she had friends that loaned her the dresses. Didn’t cost the taxpayers a red cent.
The dress certainly had more class than the one wearing it. Of course the same thing could be said of a burlap bag. Just say’n
More tone deafness from Marie Obamanette
Nope, it didn’t work.
To me she still looks like a knuckle dragging, monster butted, people eating, Black racist, white hating, arrogant, country hating, freeloading bitch.
That THING is not my First Lady and I don’t care what she wears or how much it cost, she is one butt ugly... Creature From The Black Lagoon.
If you really want to put yourself through that, here's an FR link you can scroll through to get pics, but take some Pepto Bismol first:
A piece of crap wrapped up in a gift box is still a piece of crap when it’s opened.
The dress was beautiful. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the woman wearing it.
I’d love to know what those Marines were thinking.
Satire Alert !
“First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner”
Is that the Obamabots way of saying she was overdressed and inappropriate?
If Laura Bush had worn such a dress, it would have been, Doubtful Fashion Sense Plagues First Lady
$5000+ gown andshe still looks like Patrick Ewing with a wig.
$5000+ gown andshe still looks like Patrick Ewing with a wig.
I couldn’t agree more. One nasty, wicked couple.
System’s broke folks, bigtime. Was the chief executive, family, friends, and an army-like entourage resembling a small city supposed to enjoy at taxpayer expense an unlimited lavash lifestyle of travel, leisure, food, and entertainment, every single day without end, that would make rennaisance European aristocracy blush with envy? Obama probably spends easily a few mil a day if you factor everything in on his personal lifestyle entirely unrelated to actually doing his job. Aids, aids of family, andjunt aids and their assistants, motorpool, cooks, relief cooks, 24 hour aircraft staff, drivers, bodyguards, dieticians, fashion advisors, itirary planners... the list just goes on and on. I’m done folks. Can’t go on like this. Like I said, system’s broke.
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