Re: Obama And Fashion
Sarah Palin is a star. She sets fashion. Jackie Kennedy had that same star power, and she set fashion. Nancy Reagan had star power too, but not to match Jackie or Sarah. (Nancy did own red!)
Some First Ladies have other influences though. Eleanor, Lady Bird, Roslyn, and Barbara all had interests they worked with, and were effective with. Michelle will no doubt fall into that category of First Lady.
I am pretty sure that the accepted and top ranked designers are all hoping that Michelle gives her business to rising your fashion designers or to competitors, and not to them.
President Obama I believe will be more about personal style and less about clothing.
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gibbering and raucous cries of victory may seem obnoxious in your ears
as you walk away, he will soon be quietly sitting behind his bars again
and licking his own feces off his fingers as you carry on with your day."