Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Brave Goodbye

Note to all of you out there who thought you were being helpful by suggesting that Lady M should wear clothes that weren’t so, ahem, tight. Be careful what you wish for.

And no, for the last time, we are not preggers. Here she is with Hil and Sister Marie Claude Naddaf of Syria (more International Women’s awards, yadda, yadda, yadda).

new look

And here’s a funny little “insider” for you: MO slipped and called Hil “Senator” instead of “Secretary of State.” Hil just clenched her teeth and smiled, but knowing her as well as I do I could tell what she was thinking: “That  would be President Clinton, but for you and your Chicago thug husband.” 


But back to the periwinkle prego ensem; its technically called a trapeze jacket, even though it looks a bit more like the “big top” itself.  But nice save with that big old diamond brooch. That classes anything up.

Later we headed over to the Smithsonian – which made me a little nostalgic, my first job was in this exact display department. But this isn’t about me; we were there for MO to officially (and apparently reluctantly) turn over her lovely white  inaugural confection for the permanent first lady gown collection.

She was quite emotional about the presentation, saying:

… I’ll never forget the moment that I slipped on this beautiful gown.  I remember how just luscious I felt as the President and I were announced onto the stage for the first of many dances.  And I’ll cherish that moment for the rest of my life.

I should think so: it was only the second time in her life that she was proud of her country.

butt shot Lady M, with the adorable Jason Wu, bravely saying goodbye

I know Lady M’s very sentimental about this beautiful historic gown, so  in honor of her bravely turning it over to the people’s museum, she was presented with a consolation prize. The Smithsonian curator managed to get Bjork to donate her world famous swan gown from the 2001 Oscars to Lady M – which as you can see, was clearly the inspiration for Jason’s original creation:


Our presentation gown for the Smithsonian ceremony:


It would be a lot easier on my refraction module if our wardrobe came in more than two sizes: extra small and tent. We’ll be working on that during the balance of our first historic second year.