US to witness more ethnic, class diversity in Michelle Obamas fashions

January 18th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan 18(ANI): Incoming US First Lady Michelle Obamas style statement will inspire more ethnic and class diversity in the fashions, according to a fashion expert.

Her fashion choices often reflect an awareness and interest in internationally inspired designs.

New Hampshire sociologist Catherine Moran, who studies fashion, said that Michelles sartorial choices highlight dynamics of diversity, particularly diversity of ethnicity and social class.

This is a woman who knows her style and is not locked into a mold of what a first lady should dress like a simple suit, for example, in a boring, blend-into-the-background color, said Moran.

Michelle wears bright colours and patterns that draw attention to her, and she can pull it off because she is an intelligent, confident woman, she added.

Her election night dress was designed by Narciso Rodriguez, the son of Cuban immigrants who has designed clothes for such celebrities as Selma Hayek, Clare Danes, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

While on the evening of Barack Obamas acceptance speech as the Democratic candidate for president, she wore a design by Thai-born designer Thakoon Panichgul.

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