Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Michelle Obama, State Dinner with China

Michelle Obama is known to wear designers from the countries of visiting dignitaries during official state dinners. So in the walk-up to President Obama's January dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao, many fashion bloggers wondered if the First Lady might wear Vera Wang or Jason Wu, the designer of her Inaugural Ball gown. Instead, she chose a red silk gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The color was a nod to China, but many designers were upset that Michelle had chosen a non-American designer. "We were surprised and a little disappointed not to be represented for this major state dinner," wrote Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, in a statement.