Denver, CO (CNS) – Potential first lady Michelle Obama’s teal dress during the Democratic National Convention on Monday has been garnering rave reviews, almost as much as her speech has.
Senator Barack Obama’s wife certainly has a flair for fashion; it has been evident ever since she started appearing in public. But on Monday’s DNC convention, not only did her speech became a talk of the town, her turquoise below-the-knee three-quarter sleeves with modest v-cut neckline and backline had been a success with most fashion critics.
Days before the convention, it was already speculated what style and color she would be wearing, since both would affect greatly the persona she’s trying to emulate in public. And thank God she didn’t choose a predictable power suit!
While trousers and pearls would have given her a strong character worthy to stand beside her aspiring husband, it would also make her look dominant, aggressive, controlling, and (not to mention) boring. But as it happened, the maybe future first lady stood proud yet still looked approachable with her attire choice, which was designed by Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto. Pinto has outfitted Michelle for several campaigns and other public events.
It was no wonder that the 44-year-old Chicago born and raised lawyer was named one of the best dressed public personality in Vanity Fair’s 69th annual International Best Dressed List. Mrs. Obama has been donning stylish dresses in every function. Some even dared to liken her to true fashion icon and former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Her black-and-white leaf print dress she wore in her “The View” appearance in June became a sold-out item at a store called White House/Black Market when she mentioned where she got the piece. The dress, designed by Donna Ricco, costs a bargain at $148.
Even “Project Runway” guru Tim Gunn thinks the Democrat supporter has more style than her rival Cindy McCain, Republican candidate John McCain’s wife.
Gunn tells Us magazine that it’s “no contest,” Michelle has the better fashion sense.
He says, “She epitomizes class and American style. She looks approachable,” while “Cindy, on the other hand – with her button-down suits and blouses – looks like she’s duct-taped.”
“Her fashion is a metaphor for her personality.”
If her husband proved to be a success in ballot boxes, then Michelle must bring her fashion sense to the White House.