“Although Michelle Obama received lots of praise for her fashion choices on Inauguration Day, WWD reports that the Black Artists Association did not join the chorus…”


“…Amnau Eele, the founder of the Black Artists Association criticized Michelle Obama for not choosing a garment designed by an African-American. She said, “If you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?”
“I personally think Michelle looked phenomenal. She picked ensembles that suited her body, were appropriate for the occasion, and modern (Jason Wu just won the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award). Although I would have liked to see her in an African American design, I fully understand the decisions she made. What do you think?”