Please! This is ridiculous. Yes, she's a black women and the historical moment of having a black First Lady and Prez can not be understated but, do she OWE every thing shes do to the black community? I say NO! She and Barack have made it a point to not look through a "black" lens and neither should we. She should wear what she wants and what she thinks looks good for HER without having to think of what statement it sends. She is NOT the voice of Black America and neither is Barack. She just HAPPENS to be a black woman. Period! Honestly, I think this whole "Under Fire", attack on Michelle Obama, is really silly for the Black Artist Association. She has the right to choose who's ever garments, whether their Black, White, Asian or Spanish Heritage. This is not good for a country that is beginning to move in a positive direction, honestly BAA needs to get a gripe and get away from that type of mentality. Like President Obama Said, Enough of these CHILDISH GAMES, it's time to get down to business, for real! Give those Designer's their just dues, they designed really nice garments - and if Mrs. Obama was pleased with them then O well.
Isabel Toledo, who designed Michelle's lemon-yellow inauguration day outfit is a Cuban-born American. Jason Wu, the young designer who created the gorgeous gown Michelle wore to the ball is a Taiwan-born designer. Narciso Rodriguez is the son of Cuban immigrants. I also love the dress she wore to the prayer services.