21 January 2009

Michelle's current fashion crush

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As if it were possible, Michelle Obama has just gone up even further in our estimation, as it turns out she has a soft spot for Zero. The collection is created by Chilean designer Maria Cornejo, who started her career on the London Fashion Week catwalks as one half of Richmond Cornejo. Now based in NY, she has become one of the secret addresses of fashion editors in the know and the first port of call for busy women anywhere who want to demonstrate serious fashion cred without looking silly. The First Lady discovered Maria's work in chic Chicago boutique Ikram and has now snapped up eight suits in a variety of her favourite jewel colours, two winter coats and three dresses. One of the suits made its first appearance on the train from Pennsylvania to Washington for the inauguration. Maria's clothes are famously kind to every body shape and Michelle looks both sharp and smart. For delivering a death blow to the First Lady frumpy suit, we are already eternally in her debt. And if you want a piece of Zero, it's available in the UK at Dover St Market.


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