Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Guessing Game: What Will Michelle Obama Wear?

(Photo: Annie Leibowitz/ Vogue)

Since the nation elected Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States on Nov. 4, 2008, there has been one question that has been on the minds of fashionistas worldwide ----

What will our soon-to-be First Lady, Michelle Obama, wear on Inauguration Day?

Last month, Women's Wear Daily requested several big name fashion designers to send in sketches showing their ideas for this historic day. Not to be left out, asked several CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers to give their visions. Noticing her preference for wearing pieces by Thakoon and Jason Wu during the campaign season, the folks at Vogue have a hunch that Mrs. Obama will choose a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designer.

Here are a couple of the Vogue commissioned design ideas that stuck out the most to me:

Alexander Wang


The rest of the designs can be found here: Runway To Change

The Wang piece is simply inappropriate for the Inaugural Ball, and it just doesn't fit with Mrs. Obama's style -- sleek, sophisticated elegance.

I really like the Marchesa design. It fits very well with the Michelle Obama style aesthetic. Good job!

Personally, I would love to see our future First Lady in a Kevan Hall design, or a Carmen Marc Valvo creation, but I think she will ultimately go with Jason Wu for her inaugural gown and Maria Pinto for her day outfit.

Well, we won't have long to wait -- 13 Days To Go and counting until Change We Can Believe In!

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