Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Michelle Obama Wears Sophie Théallet
S: Jezebel, Style.com, Eluxury
The latest designer to get a boost from Michelle Obama is French born Sophie Théallet . The FLOTUS wore a striped shirtdress designed by Theallet to the unveiling of a bust of Sojourner Truth at Emancipation Hall. The dress is quickly selling out on online retailer Eluxury.
Théallet raised a few eyebrows last fall when she presented her Spring '09 RTW collection on the runway featuring all black female models.
The designer, who has worked with Azzedine Alaïa, remarked that her decision to use black models was not a political one:
"I was thinking about colors, and they look amazing on dark skin, so it came naturally," she said of the well received show.
I wonder if the unique casting (and the designer's love of belts) is what made Théallet's designs blip on Mrs. Obama's radar.