Our Fashionable First Lady
Michele Obama wears fancier clothes than Ann Romney.


Bradley Scott

By now you’ve probably heard about the alleged scandal over Mrs. Ann Romney wearing a pretty Reed Krakoff blouse for which she allegedly paid $990.

Well, now. If we’re going to have wardrobe wars, let’s spread the outrage more widely. The very same designer of Ann Romney’s “out of touch” blouse just happens to be the designer of a $1,200 bag that Michelle Obama favors. Look at this image, not simply for the tote bag, but for the $2,990 Alaia jacket.

Of course no one had a problem when Michelle Obama wore $540 Lanvin sneakers to a soup kitchen.


Remember the inauguration dress Mrs. Obama wore? A beautiful crisp ivory embroidered tulle work of art, fit for a queen, or a first lady of the United States for her husband’s inaugural ball. We all expect a majestic sense of ceremony that comes with the evening event. Rightfully so, Mrs. Obama and the designer received all the great fanfare that comes with the selection.


However, in the days and months that followed, the newspapers quickly rushed to document the J. Crew sweater she wore on Jay Leno, or the trips to Target, which just happened to have a photographer inside the store ready for that perfect moment of Mrs. Obama wheeling her own Target cart.