Fashion insiders, designers and various critics worldwide will be watching Michelle Obama on January 20th to see what gown she will wear on the Inauguration Day for Barack Obama. Anticipation is high because Michelle Obama's fashion choices will easily become iconic emblems of First Lady style, much as Jackie Kennedy's white inaugural gown still elicits attention and discussion today.
While fashion followers have been thriving over which Michelle Obama will wear on Inauguration Day, some designers are trying to stay out of the fray.
Frank Pulice, spokesperson of Carmen Marc Valvo, says he has not contacted Mrs. Obama's team because "we feel that she's probably being inundated by designers. She's probably aware of Carmen's designs and if she wanted Carmen to design something for her, we would have heard from her camp by now."
Others say they are trying to stay out of the growing frenzy and speculation out of respect for her privacy.
What Mrs. Obama will wear to the inauguration ceremony and ball has been one of the hot topics of fashion since Barack Obama won Nov. 4th. The outfits she picks for her first official events as First Lady will go down in the fashion history books. Also, judging from the retail reaction to some pieces Mrs. Obama has worn so far, what she chooses for the inauguration also could end up selling well.
Michelle Obama has been a key supporter of emerging American designers, so it should come as no surprise if she opts for a more obscure label for her Inauguration Day dress. The fashion world waits with bated breath.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >