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From WWD: The New Yorker’s biannual Style Issue hits newsstands this week with — what else? — a Michelle Obama cover and brief First Lady fashion commentary. (It’s mostly an ode to her arms by The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan, which runs alongside a shot of Obama-favored designers Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul.)
Give me an effin’ break. Really, New Yorker? You, too? Succumbing to the mindless ramblings of reporters of politics who are now writing about fashion? Or the idiot “fashionistas” trying to make politics relevant, because it’s now chic and trendy? I’m not even going to talk about this absurd worship of her arms.
Vogue’s featuring of Mrs. Obama was representative of the progress of the magazine in general, which is to say that it is no longer about fashion. It probably sold a lot of covers, but sometimes crossovers are better separated — like the hot mess that was Acne X Lanvin. I’m not saying she’s not a well put together lady, she is, but in a different context, would she be worthy of “icon” status?
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel.
So it’s rather unfortunate that with any endeavor, she’ll be overshadowed by her dress.
And since we’re talking about fashion and the herd mentality: can we get over creepers? Atro-tro.