First Ladies (US)

June 8, 2017

Unbuttoned: A Primer on Power Dressing From ‘House of Cards’

Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN It was the black outfit in Episode 1 that made me sit up in surprise. That is to say, the black outfit […]
May 26, 2017

Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor

And so we come to the end of what has been the longest and most comprehensive viewing of Melania Trump playing the role of first lady […]
April 18, 2017

On the Runway: Dressing the Part: Melania Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY The nudge the first lady gave President Trump, apparently to remind him to put his hand over his heart for the […]
December 5, 2016

On the Runway: Michelle Obama Makes an Italian Fashion Statement

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY On Sunday, the day of the Italian referendum that resulted in the announced resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Michelle Obama […]
November 5, 2016

The Closer: Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — The emails to Michelle Obama began flooding in minutes after she spoke out at an October rally in New Hampshire, her voice shaking, about […]
July 27, 2016

Unbuttoned: Hillary Clinton and Theresa May Herald a New Age in Power Dressing

Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN When Hillary Clinton takes the stage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday to formally accept the nomination as the […]