Saturday, July 25, 2009

Designers Ball

Michelle had a few design icons over to nosh at the White House on Friday. There were a lot of guys here, but it was definitely a “ladies who lunch” affair. They served a lot of crap from MO’s organic salad generator out back. Women's Wear Daily captured it rather well:

First Lady Michelle Obama, draped in a bold yellow Michael Kors skirtsuit and shimmery lizard-skin pumps, feted design honorees at the White House today as part of the 10th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

Obama …expounded on the multidimensional purposes of design, Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa, winner of this year’s fashion design award, sat enraptured.

“What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that becomes useful — a laptop, a bridge, an outfit — all drawn from a thousand wells of inspiration yet grounded in the basic principles of math and science,” Obama said.

I liked that part about Francisco being “enraptured,” we sure do hear that a lot around here. The truth, though, is when MO started yammering about math and science every one was spellbound. I haven’t seen that many eyes glaze over since Nancy Reagan told Ronnie’s Chief of Staff that she wanted her astrologer to participate in the president’s daily scheduling.

More on MO’s hair, clothes and makeup later. Got to run to my 10:00 polishing.