Regardless of your feelings about our nation's President, you pretty much have to give props to Michelle Obama for being a role model as a mother, philanthropist and modern fashion icon. This week she came under fire for her bold choice of a red Alexander McQueen gown for a State Dinner honoring China's President Hu Jintao.
The CFDA and some American designers are critisizing her for choosing a British designer for such a high profile event. Michelle has worn her fair share of American designers during her reign as first lady, almost to the point of excluding European designers.
As a woman who has had wardrobe moments when nothing looks good, I say Michelle should wear whatever makes her feel confident. Maybe her Oscar and Carolina just weren't working out that day. Maybe that Vera Wang was making her bum look like a balloon. Who knows what tiny tortures a woman endures when getting dressed for a high profile event! The bottom line is: when all eyes are on you, you have to feel confident in what your are wearing. Michelle owned that McQueen and made us all proud of our fashionable first lady.