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Michelle Obama -- Fashion Diva or Disaster?

4/4/2009 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sweatergate 2009! Michelle Obama wore a sweater when she met with Queen Elizabeth II this week, and her wardrobe choice has kicked up major drama in the fashion world.

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The First Lady often wears affordable American brand clothes to events, and apparently Oscar de la Renta isn't happy about it. He told Women's Wear Daily, "You don't...go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater."

But in this economy, if the First Lady wears clothes most Americans can afford -- isn't that a good thing?

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76.

jlee    

One also must wear gloves to shake HRH's hand. Michelle didn't even curtsy...

1996 days ago
77.

What?    

To Say No to O: You are an idiot. I am sure you hear that a lot.

1996 days ago
78.

Heeeere's Johnny    

Post# 4 "The class of a Laura Bush"???? Good Grief Laura Bush was a brain dead co dependent Stepford Wife who was virtually invisible. Michelle is young smart gorgeous and strong enough to have the courage to not just blend in like some mindless little member of a flock of sheep.Get used to it things are changing and all of you nasty "Old Guard" fogies are no longer the "in crowd".The "in crowd" is younger smarter and much cooler than all of you. AND I am a 50 year old caucasian female.
The Obama's have something that King George and his wife will never have :DIGNITY.

1996 days ago
79.

Oh Please    

She looks very frumpy and needs a new stylist. Her outfits really do not flatter her at all. I think she is a attractive woman, but she really needs to step it up when it comes to fashion. Jacky Kennedy,.......duh.......NO.

1996 days ago
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jeezlouise    

They are both impostors. Fake, scheming and they both are classless and arrogant. Its a travesty that those 2 frauds represent America. Sickening. You dont give The Queen Of England an I-pod-Idiot. Just shows how little Barry the Fraud knows about his position. Hes like a frat boy, laughing it up when he needs to get his job done.

1996 days ago
81.

jeezlouise    

I wonder if they still take Oprahs calls now that they think they are "Royaly" its laughable that these 2 believe everything they read about themselves- the downfall of most "celebrities"

1996 days ago
82.

xcalibur    

CMON NOW. MICHELLE IS GETTING OLD! SHE WEARS WHAT OLD PEOPLE WEAR. BUT SUCKS SHE'S LOOKING LIKE MARGARET THATCHER. LOL. WHO CARESS!!!

1996 days ago
83.

Terry    

Cute & casual is a shopping trip to the mall, lets not be in denile she looks frumpy and sloppy more times then not.
All that is missing are fuzzy house slippers to carry off the liberal media's idea of cute & casual day in the White house.

Dose the media really believe American's connect better with her if she dresses like they believe we do?
Give me breck, Good munipulation try.

1996 days ago
84.

What?    

Classy: President Obama is shown much love throughout the world, often drawing thousands of scheering supporters. When Bush visited foreign countries, he was greeted by protestors, dignitaries refused to shake his hand, and was often hung or burned in effigy. With that said, what's important is how the Obamas are received in a global community.

1996 days ago
85.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Obama certainly loves Europe. Blew all that campaign cash there on people who'll never be able to vote for him. Must be his passion for that European style socialism he's pressing for here in the states. How's that working for you, Obamites? And please don't defend him by comparing him to Bush and McCain if that's all you got. That's tired.

1996 days ago
86.

Ziggy    

For all of the ignorant people who are saying our First Lady is unattractive, I'm sure none of you look like movie stars and top rated models either. Hell, movie stars & models don't even look like movie stars without tons of professional help.

We have so many shallow and ignorant people in America who only care about looks, portrayal of wealth and what name brand clothes someone wears.

American standards of beauty are so high & unrealistic that they can't be acheived without the help of a doctor and huge bank accounts. Fake breasts, the whitest teeth (no matter they are rotten underneath), what kind of car you drive, tons of cosmetics, mortgages that you can't afford, rail thin bodies and overpriced clothes are NOT the most important things in life.

Michelle Obama looks fine. This picture is not a good one of her, that's all.

1996 days ago
87.

who has the facts? ME    

Watching the Obama's being received so warmly by huge crowds in Europe sure made me proud to be an American. If it had been Bush the crowd would have been tossing shoes.
Michelle has GREAT style. If she were wearing $5,000 designer dresses the right would be calling her "wasteful" or "elite."
She would look beautiful wearing a paper bag.

1996 days ago
88.

mia    

Oscar D is correct. Michelle Obama is grossly underdressed for this occasion. It's a sign of respect to dress up, this could easily be taken as an insult. The other outfit she wore earlier in the day was absolutely hideous. This whole J Crew obsession needs to stop. J Crew is fine for picnics and around the house, but not at public functions.

1996 days ago
89.

What?    

If Michelle was grossly overdressed, than so was the queen. So there Oscar In Denial

1996 days ago
90.

Mich    

Mrs. Obama is not only ugly; she dresses ugly too. No taste or class. She is in serious need of a stylist. Especially,because this look at Buckingham Palace; shows no respect for a country who upholds traditions. I hope she learns to show some some respect for the Queen. She was dressed like she was going to a BBQ at her grandma's house. Clearly, not taste!

1996 days ago
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