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Michelle Obama Takes Heat for Having No-Black Designers

Michelle Obama is taking heat for not using any African American designers in her inauguration wardrobe.  On inauguration day, the First Lady wore a dress designed by Cuban designer Isabel Toledo and at night, she wore a gown by Taiwanese designer Jason Wu.  The Black Artist’s association founder Amnau Eele stated:

BAA’s founder Amnau Eele, a former model, told WWD:

“It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘We Are the World’ by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?” Eele said.

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  1. angela
    January 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    you know some people will always find something to complain about. now, let’s say that michelle only wore gowns that were from black designers , then you would have the rest of the world stating they only want to promote black designers. it’s a lose lose situation for some people who just love to complain about something. i love the diversity nomatter what ethnic background they’re from.

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