venerdì 9 gennaio 2009

The Belle Of The Ball.

They say there's a connection between recession and high heels. Don't ask me to explain it, but almost certainly - funny but true - in a time of serious crisis like the current one, people look for glamour and glee more than usual. Oh, the consolatory power of fashion and (window) shopping!

With Michelle Obama the world seems to be back to the 60s, with women dreaming about the first lady's wardrobe and style: a fresh, democratic mix of established and young designers and low cost items, at least during the presidential campaign. But most of all people is waiting to know what she will be wearing for the Ball on January 20th. Instead of Oscar divas, this time the big/medium/small guns are working for (and dreaming of) her. And the two little ones, as well!

Isaac Mizrahi

Diane Von Furstenberg

Michael Kors

Alexander Wang


Derek Lam


Monique Lhuillier

Carolina Herrera

Marc Jacobs

Tracy Reese

See all the sketches here and here.

4 commenti:

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

I love how everything in our world connects--politics, history, fashion. Mrs. Obama certainly has been dressing nicely.

Alecca Rox ha detto...

Marc Jacobs has sketched one happy (first) lady there:) Herrera's design is the most elegant I think. At least on paper. Did anyone design anything at all for Mr President????

eeps. ha detto...

i think the isaac seems to fit her style the most, but i can see her going conservative with the tracey reese. personally, i'd love to see her in red again.

Ida I Kina ha detto...

Oh I love love love the Marc Jacobs one!