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.