Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Behind the First Lady, a Shadow Stylist"

More often than not, there is a genius behind the man/woman...think Karl Rove to George W. or Rachel Zoe to Hollywood bohemian chic....
Cathy Horn and Eric Wilson of the NYT present, "Behind the First Lady, a Shadow Stylist," highlighting Chi-town stylist/boutique owner, Ikram Goldman's role behind the newly crowned fashion maven that is Mrs. O:

"MICHELLE OBAMA has become the mistress to American fashion. “The first lady the world’s been waiting for,” blazes the March cover of Vogue, where Mrs. Obama appears in a fuchsia dress by Jason Wu, the young talent she helped turn into an overnight star. No first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy has had a more instantaneous impact on fashion. Whatever Mrs. Obama wears, people notice and very often buy."
"Despite the close study that people have made of Mrs. Obama’s style, it is not known that her wardrobe is being managed largely by a boutique owner in Chicago. Ikram Goldman, whose store is called Ikram, has played an unprecedented role since the election, serving as gatekeeper between the fashion industry and the first lady.

To check out Ikram Boutique click here.

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