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Michelle Obama Purposely Used Her Fashion Platform to 'Uplift' New Designers

Michelle Obama Purposely Used Her Fashion Platform to 'Uplift' New Designers

Michelle Obama is all smiles as she hits the stage to discuss her hit book “Becoming” with Sarah Jessica Parker at Barclays Center on Wednesday evening (December 19) in New York City.

At the event, the 54-year-old former First Lady revealed that she was aware as a woman, her clothes would be dissected and mentioned no matter the situation.

“I did know that my clothes were making a statement, I knew that was the case,” Michelle expressed (via USA Today). “So we decided why don’t we use this platform to uplift some young new designers who normally wouldn’t get this kind of attention, because you can change their lives, which is one of the reasons why we chose Jason Wu for my inaugural gown.”

“You learn that there are people in this scene who feel entitled to these things because they’ve done it for a while, and I hated that feeling. There are whole lot of people out here who are trying to make it, there are young women and immigrants and black folk,” Michelle continued. “I didn’t want to wear the clothes of someone who didn’t have a good spirit, and you could hear these things, you could hear how they treated my staff or how they treated their works, so everyone I wore as far as I knew had a good spirit as well.”

FYI: Michelle is wearing Balenciaga boots.

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Credit: Dia Dipasupil; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker

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  • mahbelle

    she looks like a fool in this ridiculous outfit.

  • plez

    What the hell is she wearing. The outfit looks terrible on her.