People magazine will feature stylish First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of the next issue, which comes out Friday. While the mag is sure to fly off newsstands, something else is likely to fly out stores as well: the lovely pink dress she is wearing by Tracy Reese. Lady O’s style inspires many in the fashion industry, so we applaud her for using the opportunity to support Reese by wearing the designer’s “Guipure Lace Kimono Dress’” in a pretty shade dubbed “Dried Azalea.” With her new updo hairstyle, the cut, color and fabrication certainly reminds us that she is right on trend for a First Lady.
Hopefully, this will help squash the beef started last month by the Black Artists Association after Mrs. Obama chose a gown by Asian-American designer Jason Wu to wear to the Inaugural Balls. BAA co-founder Amnau Eele caused a major ruckus when she said Michelle could have worn dresses by black designers such as Kevan Hall, B. Michael, and Stephen Burrows instead. Never mind the fact that she wore looks by designers of color, period. With a minimum of four years of being in the Oval Office and continuous support of emerging designers, did Ms. Eele really think Lady O would never wear clothing from black designers?
Whatever. We suggest you snag the fabulous frock before it sells out of stock quickly like the J.Crew items she wore on Jay Leno and the floral dress by White House/Black Market on ‘The View.’ When it comes to gear worn by the first lady, demand is greater than supply, so go get yours now.
The Tracy Reese Guipure Lace Kimono Dress in Dried Azalea retails for $395 and is available at Tracy Reese boutique in New York City, 641 Hudson Street or at www.tracyreese.com.