Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – The always fabulous Diane Von Furstenberg said she was disappointed with Michelle Obama for choosing to wear a non-American to a State Dinner, but now says she’s embarrassed by the comment and wants to apologize.
She had originally told WWD that our First Lady Michelle Obama “has been wonderful at promoting our designers, so we were surprised and a little disappointed not to be represented for this major state dinner.”
The designer Mrs. Obama chose to wear was none other than the late Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide last year at the age of 40.
But in a new interview, she backtracked on those comments which caused a bit of a stir, saying that Michelle is “super-supportive of American designers.”
“I said that Mrs. Obama has been extremely supportive of American designers, but clearly we were disappointed that she chose to wear a British designer for the state dinner,” she said.
“From there, I was so embarrassed that I am definitely going to write to her, said Diane Von Furstenberg to interviewer Tina Brown. “She has been super-supportive to American designers.”
When questioned as to why she’d wear McQueen to a State Dinner (Come on, guys! Maybe she was paying her respects like Lady Gaga and everyone else pictured wearing it following his death), DVF didn’t have a clue.
“I don’t know. Maybe she liked the color! I’m sure she had options like all of us. Or she asked [President Obama], “Which one do you like?'”