Thursday, December 4, 2008

What to Wear

Note to Michelle Obama:
In the height of the anxious anticipation over what you will wear to your husband's inauguration, the geniuses over at WWD had some of the best and brightest designers create a few sketches for you.  You really have the entire fashion world at the palm of your hand, and I am beyond jealous of all the big name designers that created sketches just for you.  My one word of advice?  Make sure whatever you select fits you properly, we all know that is my complaint with your wardrobe (as discussed here).

Note to Readers:
Fashion sketches are always exciting to see, because it is such a personally stylized art form.  Some designers (or their sketch artist) go into full detail on a gown, but only draw lips or a line for the eyes on the face.  Other designers put a great deal of emphasis on the face and the contouring of the person, and less on the rendering of the garment.  Maybe it's just me, but I adore getting a peek at designer sketches, and hopefully you will too.

Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel's Inaugural VIsion

A sketch from the lovely Diane Von Furstenburg

A sketch from my fellow FIDM alum, Monique Lhuillier

Marc Jacobs' take on the Ball Gown

Oscar de la Renta's (Laura Bush's go-to designer) patriotic vision

Click on the WWD link above to see more of the sketches. Which dress do you think she should select?


Morgan said...

Marc Jacobs gets my vote. I have been hooked on the yellow and gray combo lately.

suzanne campbell said...

Lisa they are all very elegant I wouldn't even know which to pick. I would hire you to be in charge of dressing me. Maybe that is what Michelle needs, Hey you should apply then she wouldn't wear those dresses that don't fit. They have done great things with her face and hair. well honey love you and can't wait to see you at Christmas love Suzanne

Katherine Fajen said...

Oh I am so incredibly jealous of her. All of those sketches were amazing. I would say my favs were Monique Lhuillier and DVF. I could never choose!!

ben said...

The sketches are pretty cool. My favorite is the yellow and white by Diane Von Furstenberg. #31 on the WWD link.