Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Inauguration Fashion; Coming to a Wedding Near You??
Today's remarkable Inauguration of our 44th President-Barack Obama left many of us in awe and inspired. For so many reasons...
Politics aside, I admitted to friends today that while definitely "in the moment" witnessing history, I simply could not keep my eyes off of the fashion!
Mrs. Obama has drawn a breath of fresh air into Washington with her bold and daring choices of colors and textures for both herself and her lovely daughters. Perhaps even more inspiring--her choice of designers were equally as bold and tangible.
Her children, Malia and Sasha were dressed in periwinkle and pink coats, respectively, from Crewcuts by J.Crew.
For the Inauguration our new first lady wore a sheath dress and matching coat by lesser-known Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo. The color, described as lemongrass offered fresh and accessible perspective while pairing it with green J.Crew gloves and Jimmy Choo shoes.
For the evening's traditional and formal balls, Michelle Obama celebrated her husband Barack Obama's Inauguration in a dazzling white, one-shouldered Jason Wu gown.
And for our new Commander in Chief? The president hit the town in a custom tuxedo made by Chicago-based designer Hart Schaffner Marx.
As I sit back and reflect on the day's regalia, pomp and circumstance I feel compelled to wonder, "Inauguration fashion...coming to a wedding near you??"
I expect we will begin to see the courageous use of colors ad textures as we have seen today in wedding fashion for brides, grooms, children, attendants and parents alike.
God Bless America!