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First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner
CBS News ^ | 6/10/11 | Christine Delargy

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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Let them eat kale
1 posted on 06/10/2011 6:02:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 06/10/2011 6:05:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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!


3 posted on 06/10/2011 6:06:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum
Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000.

That's what I like about the Obamas - they're just like us working people.


4 posted on 06/10/2011 6:06:15 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Nachum

photos?


5 posted on 06/10/2011 6:07:18 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: ColdOne

They have no shame at all. They’re ‘privileged’ with a blank checkbook now.


6 posted on 06/10/2011 6:07:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I remember my last $5000 dress fondly.


7 posted on 06/10/2011 6:08:06 PM PDT by sheana
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To: ColdOne
Ha. Rant away...

Best line I heard this week:

"Amazing, even if we elected half a Palin we'd still get more leadership than 10 Obamas.

8 posted on 06/10/2011 6:08:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Where’s the Mega Barf Alert?


9 posted on 06/10/2011 6:10:23 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Nachum

;)


10 posted on 06/10/2011 6:10:29 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

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.


11 posted on 06/10/2011 6:11:58 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

“Known for her fashion”
Yeah, those butt crack hugging pedal pushers will make you
a fashion plate in a hurry.


12 posted on 06/10/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: Nachum

Can someone please explain how she can continue to afford all these extravagant gowns and jewelry?


13 posted on 06/10/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by linn37
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To: PROCON

A thousand pardons sahib. This would be a “Barfus Maximus”.


14 posted on 06/10/2011 6:12:32 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2731459/posts?page=1#1

“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!


15 posted on 06/10/2011 6:13:27 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: reagan_fanatic
Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000.

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.

16 posted on 06/10/2011 6:13:45 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Maybe $5,000 for my whole life, but I doubt $15,000.)
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To: linn37
Can someone please explain how she can continue to afford all these extravagant gowns and jewelry?

You can buy a lot of dresses with a trillion dollar stimulus packet.

17 posted on 06/10/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: gitmo

I’m old enough to remember all the flack Nancy Reagan got for her gowns.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 6:16:53 PM PDT by linn37
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To: Nachum

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?


19 posted on 06/10/2011 6:18:59 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Nachum

“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?


20 posted on 06/10/2011 6:19:33 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Nachum

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.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 6:19:45 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 06/10/2011 6:19:59 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

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.


23 posted on 06/10/2011 6:21:16 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

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.


24 posted on 06/10/2011 6:22:07 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Nachum

From Wikipedia:

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.


25 posted on 06/10/2011 6:22:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

Ping in case you’re interested in how Christine Delargy resolved her dilemna:

“The queen is always right!”


26 posted on 06/10/2011 6:22:23 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Nachum

Lipstick on a pig


27 posted on 06/10/2011 6:24:59 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: linn37

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.


28 posted on 06/10/2011 6:25:25 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

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


29 posted on 06/10/2011 6:27:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: Nachum

More tone deafness from Marie Obamanette


30 posted on 06/10/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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To: Mygirlsmom; All
Just lovely....


31 posted on 06/10/2011 6:30:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Nachum

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.


33 posted on 06/10/2011 6:30:38 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Mercat
"photos?"

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:

Yuck!

34 posted on 06/10/2011 6:33:58 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nachum

35 posted on 06/10/2011 6:34:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

A piece of crap wrapped up in a gift box is still a piece of crap when it’s opened.


36 posted on 06/10/2011 6:34:16 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: All

37 posted on 06/10/2011 6:35:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: All

38 posted on 06/10/2011 6:36:42 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The dress was beautiful. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the woman wearing it.


39 posted on 06/10/2011 6:37:08 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012.)
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To: Nachum

40 posted on 06/10/2011 6:37:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’d love to know what those Marines were thinking.


41 posted on 06/10/2011 6:38:11 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012.)
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To: Nachum

Satire Alert !


42 posted on 06/10/2011 6:38:34 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Nachum
"Michelle Obama wore a shimmery ivory sleeveless gown"

Dress worn on an earlier occasion. She must like the "shimmery" look.


43 posted on 06/10/2011 6:38:37 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Nachum

“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


44 posted on 06/10/2011 6:40:00 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Aunt Esther...


45 posted on 06/10/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

$5000+ gown andshe still looks like Patrick Ewing with a wig.


46 posted on 06/10/2011 6:42:38 PM PDT by Round 9
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To: Las Vegas Ron

$5000+ gown andshe still looks like Patrick Ewing with a wig.


47 posted on 06/10/2011 6:42:45 PM PDT by Round 9
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To: Gator113

I couldn’t agree more. One nasty, wicked couple.


48 posted on 06/10/2011 6:44:27 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Nachum

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.


49 posted on 06/10/2011 6:45:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Is Merkel commenting on the Weiner fiasco?
50 posted on 06/10/2011 6:45:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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