Over at WWD, the rumor mill is churning with the names of designers who have provided inauguration samples for Michelle Obama — which means that the First Lady's weekend wardrobe is basically ready to roll. Now, the big question: Which designers will MObama champion this time, and will the chosen few have the same success as inauguration darling Jason Wu?
According to the rumors, the short list includes the obvious choices (Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Tracy Reese, Naeem Khan) and a few surprises (Barbara Tfank, Bibhu Mohapatra, Tory Burch, Marchesa). We're guessing that a Marchesa frock will feel too indulgent in lean economic times, and we doubt that MObama would repeat a frock from under-the-radar designer Laura Smalls at the risk of overpowering a fledgling biz. Our money is on a classic number from Michael Kors, a monochromatic sheath from Gurung, or a pretty pastel gown from Tfank. And now, to you: Who's got your vote in the inaugural dress race? (WWD)
Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Tfank