Now Boarding: The Train of Dissent
Jan 26, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
After Oscar de la Renta wet himself a few days ago, rolling around in tears that the First Lady wore a non-American designer to the Chinese state dinner, President of the CFDA Diane von Furstenberg was coherent long enough while recovering from her ski accident to issue a statement to WWD in regards to the scandal.
CFDA believes in promoting American fashion. Our First Lady Michelle Obama has been wonderful at promoting our designers, so we were surprised and a little disappointed not to be represented for this major state dinner.
For Barack's sake, can a bitch just wear some McQueen?
Honestly, if I were the First Lady of the United States (there's still time!) I would openly wear French couture and thumb my nose at any one who dared question me. And I would use taxpayer's money to foot the bill.
Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the CFDA, however, seems to honor a woman's prerogative and came to Mo's defense saying:
Mrs. Obama is the First Lady, but shes also an individual and shes a woman. Shes going to dress in clothes that she looks good in and that she feels comfortable in. I dont think shes making a statement by not wearing someone. Shes just choosing clothes as a woman.
And what woman wouldn't want to wear any of Alexander McQueen's gorgeous gowns?
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