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.


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I love it.

The colors really pop.

SDG said...

Wonderful colors and she just looks so happy and delightful in that ensemble. As for her possible motives in choosing Theallet, I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility, that the designers use of Black Models played a role in the First Lady's decision.

ninety9 said...

Wow, that dress looks great on her. I love this dress!

Emilienne said...

this dress looks good on her and on the model.
I want to get one too