Judging by the amount of noise her choice in attire has made, the fact the First Lady made the un-presidential choice to wear shorts on vacation has garnished more headlines than the actual news. While vacationing in the hot Grand Canyon, Michelle Obama was seen wearing shorts. Not short-shorts, just plain shorts. Some call it an outcry that the First Lady was seen in such un-ladylike attire and critics came out en masse to condemn Michelle’s choice of clothing. I love what a commentator for the LA Times wrote in her defense: “One commentator for the LA Times wrote: ‘Think about this for a minute. What should she have worn to the Grand Canyon? A tweed pantsuit? A ballgown? What do you wear on your summer vacation?”
For a woman who cannot help but be in the public eye, Michelle Obama fortunately has a good sense of style, but occasionally even she can make fashion faux-pas. Whether or not her choice of shorts is considered a fashion faux-pas remains to be seen.
The September Issue Premiere, More Photos
New York’s fashion elite hit the town last night to celebrate the release of Vogue documentary “The September Issue.” This morning I posted photos from the red carpet, but Style.com added more fabulous red carpet photos featuring fashion designers Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman and Jason Wu in addition to Vogue’s Creative Director Grace Coddington. Also in attendance was a bevy of gorgeous models including Chanel Iman and Hillary Rhoda.
After the event, Style.com asked guests what their favorite moment in the movie was. “I like it when Anna’s at home with Bee,” said Alexa Chung referencing the scene with Anna Wintour and her daughter, Bee Shaffer. Jamie Johnson agreed, “Bee did a great job of articulating her relationship with her mother. There was certain tenderness to it. It was very touching, very endearing.”
“The best scene had to be when Grace spoke about her passion. It wasn’t about ‘the biggest issue,’ but about fashion and what it meant to her,” said Sean Combs about Grace Coddington. Coddington’s moment in the gardens at Versailles garnered quite a few votes (including that of a Thakoon-clad Carey Mulligan), as did many of her other onscreen moments. “When Grace is going back and forth with the Galliano garment,” offered Jason Wu for his favorite scene. Vera Wang cited another Grace-moment, “When she says ‘It’s ridiculous!’ I was a sittings editor. I’ve had that feeling many times,” explained the designer.
Grace Coddington is said to be the true star of the film. Designer Thakoon’s favorite moment also included Grace: “Grace shooting with Patrick (Demarchelier) last minute. She makes a story in a day!”