Over the last few months, the media (and, subsequently, the general public) has become borderline obsessed with what the women playing roles in the presidential election are wearing. An average American can not only tell you about the cost of Cindy McCain’s convention attire, and her recycling of accessories. They know the origin of Sarah Palin’s trendsetting eyeglasses—the brainchild of an Obama-endorsing, Japanese designer. But, the real woman making serious fashion waves this election has without a doubt been Michelle Obama. And, she’s continuing to shock and delight fashion lovers by sporting a dress from a certain Swedish retailer on the campaign trail.
According to MrsO—a recently launched-blog that’s keeping track of each and every one of Mrs. Obama’s sartorial steps—the prospective first lady donned a Narcisco Rodriquez-esque H&M dress while campaigning in Detroit, Michigan. And, they’ve got the photos to prove it. Given the economy’s recent downturn, it looks as though Michelle Obama’s style choices continue to be spot on. Does this mean Kate Moss for Topshop, or Rogan for Target is next? Doubtful, but it sure beats Cindy’s $313,000 ensemble.
For New Yorkers looking to snag Michelle’s style, it might be wise to check out jewelry designer Tom Binns’ not-yet-open, year-long pop-up shop, which is expected to open in NYC’s West Village sometime in the next few weeks Mrs. Obama has worn a few Binns accessories on the campaign trail thus far, including a necklace that she handpicked herself and wore to a Vogue event during NY Fashion Week in NYC.