"Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women."-Elsa Schiaparelli
While we have to wait a few months to see if her husband will win, Michelle Obama is winning when it comes to style. The First Lady hopeful is at the top of the recently announced 2008 Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List. The magazine notes her Mario Pinto dress worn when her hubby grabbed the Democratic presidential nomination and of course, the very famous Donna Ricco dress Obama wore on the The View. The dress, from White House/Black Market which retails for $148 has been selling faster than you can say Barack and is quite the talk of the fashion circuit.
It is a highlight of my magazine browsing summer when VF's international best dressed list is revealed and this year's poll results are interesting. Ivanka with her elegant style makes the cut along with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (French first lady) who is featured on the cover. Without spoiling it too much, there's also SJP ("Because she made Blahnik iconic"), a personal fave, Matt Lauer, the Clemente brothers and the uber chic Carine Roitfeld (French Vogue Editor-in-chief). While the list does have it's share of controversy, (i.e. the New York Times blog humorously deemed it the "International Brown-Nose List"), it's still a treat to swoon over.
The magazine will be on newsstands in New York and earthquake stricken LA on July 30 and the rest of the country by early August.
Image source: vanityfair.com