Monday, January 26, 2009

Are they serious????

Apparently, everyone was not happy with Mrs. Obama's (yes our First Lady) selection of fashions that she wore during the inauguration events. Especially,  Amnau Eele the co-founder of the Black Artists Association. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, she told fashion industry publication Women's Wear Daily she plans to "file a formal appeal" with Michelle Obama's office about the lack of a black designer.

"Its fine and good if you want to be all 'Kumbaya" and 'We are the World' by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B. Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?" - source (Women's Wear Daily online publication)

SERIOUSLY???????????? I mean really? Why? Because she is black, now she has to do everything black? What if she didn't like any of the their designs? What if she doesn't like them as designers?  I can't even believe people are making noise about this - well apparently designer B. Michael feels as I do - he issued the following press release 

"For the record I would like to state that the statement made on behalf of the Black Artists Association does not represent my point of view.  I personally believe it is an unfair expectation to place on the First Lady. Fashion is subjective and a matter of personal choice.  As a designer of Color I would encourage the fashion industry, editors and media to lead the way and be more inclusive. True change in America is going to be a collective effort. As an American Designer I am excite that Mrs. Obama, in her role as the First Lady, will heighten the awareness of American style which resonates into business and jobs in the fashion industry. I applaud Mrs. Obama for her style and choices. Most of all for wearing what really matters, dignity and grace."

WELL SAID B. Michael!

Well it wouldn't be right if someone couldn't find a cause in something - too bad its over silliness.  - I mean really she is about to file a formal appeal???? 

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