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Project Runway, and Michelle's dress

I finally finished watching Project Runway, this season the top 3 finalists were female. And they deserved it, after I purused the Fashion Week's collection of the other 3 males that were in the top 6. Horrendous.
The winner had a great architectural, innovative and clean look that was chic.

Also. I was watching Michelle Obama's dress at the acceptance speech, and was trying to figure out if I liked it or hated it. Apparently it was by an American designer, who's clothing tend to run from 1k to 8k. Which I think is a reasonable price for our First Lady to wear, and Michelle sometimes wear stuff from JC Penny's too. But apparently there's controversy in the fashion world whether it was a good choice or a lapse in taste. Here she is:
She wore a cardigan. And the Runway look.

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zuleikhajami
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's been shocking how much discussion there's been over her dress.

FWIW, I loved it. Which is probably a bad sign for Michelle as my taste is idiosyncratic. But I think it looks better on her than on the runway model.
angelinger
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
i liked her dress too - flattering, modern, but not over the top. people are silly.
zinereem
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Looks fine to me.
dnivie
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
I think
I think the sad thing is that the fashion-sense (or lack of same) of the *wife* of a candidate is a topic at all. I've heard entirely too much about the price of Palins wardrobe and similar irrelevancies.

Well, maybe that's too strong, it's not -completely- irrelevant. It's just that there's about 2783 other issues that are MORE relevant.
ripresa
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Re: I think
Take 2:

Oh please lighten up.
We're talking about fashion here, any other celebrity will be a candidate for gossip.

If you're wanting serious news, go elsewhere, this is my blog. I didn't hear any complains from you when I talked about Dr Who.
bobacita
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: I think
I think people's takes on this discussion have to do with what perspective they're viewing it from. dnivie may not have realized you were taking it as a fashion issue, separate from politics. if anything, given his viewpoint from the political angle, he is showing respect to women by speaking out against criticizing female politicians for their appearance.
ripresa
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: I think
that is a good point.. I guess I meant it as a fashion post.
If this was the only fashion post I've made in my blog.. then it's one thing.. but I've occasionally commented on Project Runway and clothes and shopping.
dnivie
Nov. 8th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: I think
Oh I do. I'm perfectly aware that Ripresa would've prefered Obama over Mccain even if the former was married to an armadillo wearing an old potato-sack, so that for -her- this is unrelated to politics.

The "entirely too much" part is when one gets to hear political commentators, on the main news, discuss the political implications of Palin wearing an expensive wardrobe. ("and in this economy..")

Suggests to me that -some- people consider the fashion-sense or lack of same relevant in a political context. Enough people that, for example CNN and Fox (not that the latter surprises anyone) manage to conflate the issues.
zuleikhajami
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: I think
Palin's wardrobe was not irrelevant at all. The issue was not the price of any individual item of clothing, but that the sum total was both astronomically large and that the RNC paid for it. It was an act of infuriating entitlement and privilege from a candidate who was claiming to be both fiscally responsible and "jus' plain folks.
desfontaines
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
The color pattern on that dress makes her appear to have gained 20-30 pounds, and NOT in a flattering way. What she usually wears is so much classier looking.

The runway look isn't as bad because it's more angular than blocky.
emaymcnicks
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
when i saw her come out on election night, i thought "wtf?"

not a fan of the dress.

then again, i dig everything else she's worn...
willowspillow
Nov. 8th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Not a good dress for her
She has some nice clothes, but I don't find her classy at all, and certainly not in the Jackie Kennedy sort of way. Every picture I've seen, she's standing with her feet wide apart. On a stage? Is that wise?
slim_ivory_rose
Nov. 8th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
i like the dress but don't think it exactly flatters Michelle Obama's figure...
grinnellian2001
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
So is she actually wearing the designer version of the dress, or a knock-off? There are significant differences in the shaping and patterning (color, I mean) between the two.

In general I love Michelle Obama for being pretty laid back about fashion choices. I love the interview with her and Barack and the girls where she talks about buying all her clothes at the Gap. However, while it didn't really hit my radar on election night (I had other things on my mind!), I don't think this is a great choice for her because it brings unwanted attention to her hips, which are fairly wide (I have a similar body type, so I know of what I speak). It would have been a killer dress on her if the skirt had been all black, though!
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