Pollsters say Barack Obama is our president for four more years thanks in large part to women voters and his stand on women’s rights. But on a far more more superficial (but still important) note, women will now be treated to four more years of Michelle Obama's relatable and affordable first lady style.
And last night, in a move that echoes the restraint of these trying economic times, the First Lady recyled a Michael Kors magenta metallic multi-silk pintucked dress that she previously wore to a holiday party in 2009 and again in 2010. She accessorized it with a pink and black broach, along with a black cropped cardigan and black kitten heels, both of which we have seen her wear before.
As noted in Mrs. O blog, a website that tracks the her looks, "Mrs. Obama demonstrated her proclivity for "shopping her closet."
“Michelle, I’ve never loved you more,” Obama said his victory speech. “I’ve never been prouder than to watch our country fall in love with you.”
That growing love for the FLOTUS includes the American fashion industry. As THR previously reported, this head-over-high-heels love affair led to contributions to the president’s first campaign in 2008 -- and even more so in 2012.
The list of Obama supporters includes designers Tory Burch, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Karen Craig, Derek Lamb, Narcsco, Rodriguez, Rachel Roy, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Prabul Gurung, Donna Karen, Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few.
Notably, none of the American designers worn by the First Lady during her husband’s first time contributed to Republican candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. According to Open Secrets database via the Washington Post, Kors has given approximately $95,000 over the past three election cycles, all to democrats.
It's not a shock that that an industry largely populated by women and gay men would back the party that supports women’s right to choose, planned parenthood, equal pay and same sex marriage. But Mrs. Obama's enthusiastic recognition of new designers and her willingness to express her individuality have endeared her to the industry that sorely needs a cheerleader for affordable and creative style.
Here’s to more four more years of high-low style statements and recycled outfits from our fashionable FLOTUS.
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