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Michelle Obama's year in fashion

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm •  Published: December 27, 2009
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enter to greet marines during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii  Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ORG XMIT: HIAB111
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enter to greet marines during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ORG XMIT: HIAB111

Much has been written about Michelle Obama’s sense of style since her husband first announced his bid for presidency. The hoopla snowballed since then. And it’s not stopping.

America’s future does not hang on the first lady’s fashion. But a final grade for Princeton University senior Julie Flynn does, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.

“I decided to write about Mrs. Obama’ss style because I love to shop and I am interested in fashion,” Flynn, a history major from Westwood, Mass., said of her semester-ending project for her journalism class.

For most, the fascination with the first lady’s clothes is as simple as that.

“It’s sort of the high-brow end of celebrity watching,” said Sasha Iglehart, fashion director for Glamour magazine.

For others, Obama’s bold colors, brooches and biceps represent a national agenda.

Admirers and detractors alike see her bare arms as her most symbolic fashion gesture thus far. 

Read the entire Chicago Tribune story here.



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