And for all you wondering who designed Michelle’s banded red and black ombre “victory” dress: It came straight off the runway from Narciso Rodriguez’s Spring 2009 collection!
That dress was unpretentious,” said Julie Gilhart, the fashion director of Barneys New York. “It said, ‘Be who you are — don’t let someone else tell you how to be.’
”Mrs. Obama, whose staff has said she does not use a personal stylist, “is not sitting around going through fashion look books and having confabs,” said Andre Leon Talley, the editor at large for Vogue. “She is just going through her closet and picking out what’s right for her.”