Dear oh dear – the row over Mrs President’s choice of gown for the state dinner for
However, the breathtaking crimson McQueen gown was not popular with everyone – critics in the
Then, uber critic, Cathy Horyn waded in and stuck up for Michelle, highlighting the flaws in the CFDA arguments, calling the complaints ‘the equivalent of a witch hunt’ and pointing out that ‘many of its members, including its president, Diane Von Furstenberg, manufacture a significant portion of their clothes outside the United States, mainly in Asia.’ Eep! Cathy added that she (remember she earns her living as a top fashion critic) is concerned that MObamaba is in danger of ‘becoming better known for her fashion rather than for her opinions.’ And that Horyn would rather hear more about Mrs Obama’s campaigns and good causes than her shopping habits. Goodness!
Finally, the only person, it seemed who hadn’t had anything to say on the subject was Mrs Obama herself. Today that all changed when Michelle made a statement to try and calm everyone down. She told the Huffington Post ‘Look, women, wear what you love. That's all I can say. That's my motto. I wear what I like because...I gotta be in the dress, so...’
Phew! How wise she is, that Mrs Obama.
- Naomi Attwood