4.06.2009

oscar da la renta + others whine over first lady.

“i don’t object to the fact that mrs. obama is wearing j. crew to whatever because the diversity of america is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there…you don’t go to buckingham palace in a sweater.” — as told to wwd byoscar de la renta, salty because madame first lady doesn’t wear his clothes.


donna karan: "i hope and believe that this is just a moment," says karan. "and i hope to be able to dress her, and not only dress her but address her, sit down -- i'm interested in her totality as a woman."

vera wang: "i love seeing young designers and their vision and how they grow and all of that," she says. "on the other hand, of course, i wish she would consider some of us, because i think we also have contributions to make."

speak on it.

2 comments:

Opé - Style Artist said...

I am not a spiteful person but none of these designers were probably EVER trying to dress a black person before the First Lady.

I have refrained from posting on this at my own blog so that I could stay away from sounding caustic or prejudiced.

Thank you for allowing me to vent.
I hope she does not wear some of their stuff until they put more Black models on their runways.

miss halimah. said...

i hear you loud and clear ope. notice i opted out of sharing my opinion as i usually do because it would have been an earful.

audacity.