Obama, Michelle

December 7, 2016

Critic’s Notebook: Black Designers in Focus at Fashion Institute of Technology

What do the satin leotard of the Playboy Bunny, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s first wedding gown and a wool jacquard Savile Row suit from 2016 have […]
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 […]
August 6, 2016

Cultural Studies: Hillary Clinton’s Hand-to-Heart Gesture: How Did It Start?

When Hillary Clinton told her audience at a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday “Here’s what I believe,” she punctuated those words with not just a […]
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 […]
July 26, 2016

On the Runway: Michelle Obama’s Dress May Have Looked Simple, but It Spoke Volumes

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY The first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday was, rightly, not about the clothes: It was about trying to […]