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.
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This the Nero fiddles while Rome burns syndrome.
Vintage? Is that code for Salvation Army trash bin?
In fact, i don't remember any of that stuff being "60's.
“The fact that she doesnt always wear designer labels is why she has become such a style icon, says jewelry designer Pieter Erasmus.”
What are you smoking, Pieter? I want some of that....
Fawning over the wookie and the halfro while both countries need serious work to done.
You answered your own question, and I don’t think you do, lol.
It’s not ugly. It’s vintage. Why, she’s probably pining for the fjords!
Michelle Obama is the most perfect woman that has ever existed on earth.
(Sarcasm disclaimer unnecessary I’m sure.)
I’ll say it a rummage sale find to save money for their vacation.
What a couple of deplorable humans that are living in our White House: a Kenyan-born illegal alien who despises America and an overweight wife who likes to lecture us about how fat our kids are and who dresses like Whoopie Goldberg.
They look like something our of a horror film, like “Children of the Corn.”
Children of the Hood?
Most of the time what she wears looks like it came from Yves St. Dumpster or off the rack at Old Ghetto.
Or from the horse blanket department at the farm store.
I can’t decide what’s more perfect, her arms, her garden, or her war on food.