Skip to comments.Mrs Obama goes vintage
Posted on 11/08/2010 4:32:49 PM PST by Indy Pendance
Since her arrival in India on Saturday, US First Lady Michelle Obamas 1960s look has become the talk of the town. On Sunday morning, Michelle visited a school in Mumbai with husband, President Barack Obama, wearing an outfit reminiscent of 1960s style icon, former first lady, Jackie Kennedy. On her arrival in India, she wore a grey silk tunic, which was akin to the 1960s styles of designer labels Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.
She has been dressing right on trend with these 60s- inspired looks. Like the floral printed skirt she wore as she played hopscotch. The thin belt with it was also vintage, says designer Jenjum Gadi.
Its not just her clothes, even her hairdo is toeing the vintage line. The slight bouffant type volume on top is undoubtedly a modern interpretation of the big hairdos from the 60s, says hair stylist Rod Anker.
Her style in India has been a mix of old world charm and comfort. Its her own original interpretation of it, says designer Suneet Varma. He points that while her outfits are not as sharply tailored as Jackie Os, they are equally glamorous.
So, if Jackie wore pencil skirts and Chanel jackets, Mrs O has gone in for easier silhouettes like skirts, and day dresses. This has also helped make the Indian public be at ease with her, adds Varma.
And, like every other true-blue fashionista, Michelle also mixes designer pieces with affordable labels. One of her outfits on Saturday, included a moss olive lace top from pret label J Crew, which costs approximately Rs 5,000.
The fact that she doesnt always wear designer labels is why she has become such a style icon, says jewellery designer Pieter Erasmus.
What stars have to say about President Barack Obama
Cant I just invite Obama home? Im a great chef, Id cook some great Indian food for him Kareena Kapoor
Its wonderful to have Obama come and speak to the youth...His Taj speech was dignified and sensitive Rahul Bose
Id like to ask him about recession, it affects everyone the man in New York to a dacoit in Meerut Neha Dhupia
I wonder if those are the pants she wore with the Elvis velvet jacket the other night?
I was really worried the ugly green shoes couldn't make the trip /sarc
"Separated at Birth" will keep me laughing all day!
Vintage also could mean: characteristic, typical, pure, prime, trademark.
In a sentence, “She wore vintage Michelle.” Which, if you think about it, might be the method the adoring media uses to hold their noses.
If the designer had just continued the same fabric on bottom as on the top, that would have been a flattering dress - fish scales? Oh and I see this WIG finally got to go out on the town! Whohoo
She has no sense of when to wear day wear and when to wear evening clothes. This might be okay if she took the pants off.
Reuters Pictures 1 hour ago U.S. first lady Michelle Obama winks at another guest at the head table as she participates in a state dinner for her husband President Barack Obama at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, November 9, 2010.
Any sewers here, old-school dressmakers who know their way with a french curve and a sewing machine?
This is like a joke that a designer is playing on MO.
“Though shalt not covet ...”
Indians are far too polite to publicly criticize the FLOTUS. You know the Indian Head Bobble? The one that usually means “no, but I’m too polite or too deferential to say so”? I’m guessing there was a lot of that going on.
IT DOESN’T GO! THE TOP AND BOTTOM DON’T GO!!!
Jackie Kennedy’s style was timeless. Michelle doesn’t even understand the concept.
LOL! I don't think Michelle could pull off a pencil skirt.
Thanks for the ping, maggief! I guess it's catty but I love these threads. :)
I really shouldn't be drinking, since I am about 5 months along..oh wait....
On Xmas shopping spree at crafts village, Michelle runs out of cash
The Times of India ^ | November 9, 2010 | Indrani Basu
NO WAY this mutt is ever going to be another Jackie Kennedy.
More like Jackie OMG!
That’s a signal to the waiter that says: “Refill the water glass with vodka.”
MO will never come close to JK’s class. my father did not like their politics. I was to young at the time. But a socialist obamas are, democrats they are NOT
Like Jackie O - in what alternative universe?