Obama's Wife Fashion Critism

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New york women drawing some fire of her own from several black fashion industry veterans. criticized the fashion clothing of Mrs. Obama for not wearing the work of a black designer on Inauguration Day

"The comment is inappropriate," said Bethann Hardison, a former model who now is an agent representing Tyson Beckford and an advocate for diversity on the runway. "You don't wear a designer because they are just black; you wear them because they are great."

Amnau Eele, co-founder of a little-known group called the Black Artists Association, claimed she received death threats after Women's Wear Daily published comments she made in an e-mail last week. "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?" she wrote.

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