Forget all of the hype around celebrity fashion, today's trend setters are presidential first ladies. Consider Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni.
Carla Bruni, who was Italian fashion model and singer, is now first lady of France. Hailed by some as the new Princess Diana, her simple feminine look reminds us more of Jackie Kennedy.
Much has been said about Jackie's style, said Italian fashion designer Valentino Her look was feminine and simple with a legendary ease.Her sense of elegance inspires me to this day.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the US first lady hasn't received so much attention for her personal style, so now she got a new stylist.
Until recently, Ikram Goldman , owner of Chicago boutique was the First Lady's stylist but now Meredith Koop, a personal assistant is giving out the style advice. Koop was also the assistance of Goldman previously.
Ms. Koop's responsibilities include advising the first lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price and buying on discount if discounts are available, a rep for the White House tells the Washington Post. Koop is not supposed to give press interviews or otherwise interact with the media, the rep added.
Now, Obama is able to expand her wardrobe choices to many more designers without having to purchase designers solely from Goldman's shop.