August 30 2014

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When Michelle Obama worked the Manhattan social circuit in June, notably being the guest of an honor at a fundraiser at Calvin Klein’s West Village pad, more than one rumor made the rounds about her sartorial relationship with Vogue editor at large André Leon Talley. Was he the unofficial adviser on her campaign look? Would he take her under the wings of his giant Chanel cape as he has other high profile African-American women, like Jennifer Hudson and the Williams sisters? We caught up with Talley at
Michael’s —his local haunt—and got the real story. “That was the first time I connected with Michelle Obama, and let me go on record saying that I have never, ever given her any advice on what to wear,” he proclaimed about the event he hosted with Anna Wintour and Shelby Bryan at Klein’s, which raised $1million for the Obama for America organization. “To put the record straight, I think that Michelle Obama does not need advice.” He revealed that he had no involvement in choosing the Isabel Toledo gown
she wore to Klein’s dinner, nor did he find the $148 Donna Ricco dress, bought at her local White House/Black Market shop, which she wore to co-host “The View,” but he was in full support of both choices. Elaborating on the topic, which Talley is prone to do, he added that he’s most impressed with
the Chicago resident’s chic sophistication, à la Jackie O. “But it’s not about Jackie Kennedy being a woman of privilege. She has, in many ways, taken some of Jackie’s elements of simplicity, elegant restraint, three strands of bubble-gum pearls, the flip of hair, solid colors, simple lines, and clothes—and it’s working for her. I think she’s incredible.”

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  1. sha41 says:

    I think that Michelle Obama dresses so sophisticated as well as down to earth. Someone needs to tell Palin to get some highlights and a hair cut as well as remove those glasses sometimes.

  2. sha41 says:

    I would like for all people that believe in God to start fasting and praying October 1, 2008 til the election for Obama.

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