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Nov052009

Must Read: Mrs. O's Moschino

Click here for today's Washington Post article, which includes an interview with designer Rossella Jardini. Both Rossella Jardini and Robin Givhan were interviewed for Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy, so we found it of particular interest to hear their combined perspectives on our favorite subject - Mrs. O's style.

From the article: "It's a bit difficult to handle the situation because you don't want to push it," Jardini says. "That would seem indelicate."

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Mrs. T - thanks so much for posting this article, and others like it. One of the things I love about this blog is that I can come here and find articles from a vast array of publications that I otherwise might miss.

This was an interesting read. Jardini is impossibly elegant, isn't she? I wish the picture had shown the necklace mentioned in the article. I thought Robin Givhan's observation about Mrs. O's wardrobe - drawn from designers in America and far beyond its shores - made it a kind of sartorial United Nations was a refreshing take on this controversial issue.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:13 PM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

What a great article, and not just for the Mrs. O content. I love this quote from Moschino designer Bill Shapiro: "I've always tried to, and I think I always will try to, make clothes for real women above all, whether a fashion model or a size 46 or a 38...." What a refreshing change from designers who won't deign to design clothing in larger sizes.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterNettie

What a delightful article and I thoroughly enjoyed the slide show. As Operafanatic stated, I also appreciate your posting articles and publications for us to read. It gives us another point of view and perspective on things. I try to read various articles on our Michelle but oftentimes am unable to do so. Some of them spew the most hateful, hurtful and downright disrespectful opinions that I find nauseating and mean spirited. Maybe it's a bit PollyAnna of me, but I wish people were kinder to each other ...especially in their disapproval of a person's clothing choices. It's only fashion, not a character indictment.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 3:53 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Yay! Mrs.O wears more Moschino today to thank the Department of Energy!
I love the clever take on a classic "chanel-esque" jacket where instead of being trimmed in beading or lace, it almost looks like white paint splattered along it's outline. Even the "pockets" look paint splattered. So creative. Moschino is certainly becoming one of my new favorite brands.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 4:28 PM | Registered CommenterAri

Thanks for posting that, Ari. Like yourself I love the jacket. Black and white is such a classic look and Michelle wears it very well. Boy, this woman is busy !!! She is out every day doing her thing. Proud of her.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterjestina

I bought a Moschino jacket about 15 years ago. I was in Paris at the time and found this warehouse where they were selling samples and seconds. I paid about a third of what it would have costed me. Well.........that jacket is one of the best investments I have ever had. It goes with jeans at the wekeend, tailored skirts for the office, dresses for church. I have soooooo got my money's worth out of that outfit and it still looks as sharp as when I first bought it. They make nice stuff, some dramatic, some subtle but you can always find something nice in their stores.

BTW, I love Michelle's Cinco de Mayo dress. Lovely colour and detail.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterjestina

Brilliant article.

I too liked the comment about womens sizes. Having been a model and now being an overweight person, I find that it is often difficult to be as stylish as I want to be because clothes just aren't available in decent fabrics and cut for my size (that I can afford, also). So any designer who has women in mind, and not just three women in the world who are stick thin and rich, gets my vote!

I loved this: "She has had the most international wardrobe of any modern first lady, turning her closet into a virtual United Nations". Hehehehe, I like that very much!!!!

Charlene, I liked what you said. "Maybe it's a bit PollyAnna of me, but I wish people were kinder to each other ...especially in their disapproval of a person's clothing choices." I don't think it's Pollyanna of you. I wish they were too. It doesn't take much to accept that we might not like something we see, but we don't have to bang on about it or be mean. Basically, they need to be kinder to themselves.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:59 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

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