Title: Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Politics of Style
1 (No Transcript) 2 For the past four years Michelle Obama has educated Americans on emerging fringe American designers and the art of mixing high-low fashion. Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention was no different. Dressed in a pink and grey cocktail-length dress designed by Tracy Reese a mid-range-priced couturier made famous by the First Lady over her husbands term in office. The dress showed off Obamas famously sculpted shoulders a physical embodiment of her platform for healthier living. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images 3 Her shoes of course were J.Crews 245 suede pumps. That mass-market meets fringe designer method worked the first time around and remains a solid message to fans you can have it too. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images 4 Ann Romneys Oscar De La Renta red dress at the Republican National Convention was equally strategic. The silk taffeta dress from De La Rentas pre-fall 2012 collection was decided on with the help of Romneys senior adviser according to the New York Times. It was a party win in the estimation of The Daily Beasts Robin Givhan. She called the look judiciously feminine and pitch perfect. But critics thought the dress 2000 plus price-tag contradicted the grounded message in Romneys speech. Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images 5 Oscar De La Renta who also designed the blue dress Romney wore the following day was a favorite of Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan during their husbands presidencies. Hes also not a favorite of Michelle Obamas as Fashionistas Executive Editor Leah Chernikoff pointed out. It begged the question from fashion critics was Romneys convention dresses a strategic homage to eras long gone in the White House Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 6 In contrast Obamas Diane Von Furstenberg black and white patterned dress worn Monday during a DNC soundcheck was in keeping with her fashion-forward even slightly edgy style (edgy for politics of course). Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images 7 Overall Michelle Obamas wardrobe plays like a womans magazine full of service tips for updating looks on a budget. For example she recently recycled last years red check dress from the popular online retailer ASOS by adding royal blue belt. Belts are Mobamas fashion bread and butter. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images 8 If Romney has a signature item its the chunky necklace. From turquoise to white her jewelry is usually eye-catching and slightly unconventional. Necklaces like this white tear-drop choker by Queen Bee Designs a Washington DC based jeweler update the classic First Lady pearl strand with misshapen and less ostentatious-looking stones. The fact that her jewelry is understated and not flashy works in her favor given her husbands financial standing writes a jewelry blogger at delivermediamonds.com. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 9 For Romney the science behind her wardrobe is still lab-based. To date no signature style has emerged Givhan wrote of Romneys style a few months back. No aesthetic point of view has been delineated. Photo by Getty Images 10 For the most part Michelle has avoided heavily accessorizing lately. She lets her arms do the talking in sleeveless knee-length dresses. Shell get her pop from a pair of pumps or a metallic belt paired on theTonight Show with a dress by wears Bibhu Mohapatra. The look is in keeping with her dual image as fashion-insider and down-to-earth shopper. Photo by Margaret Norton/Getty Images 11 Ever since Romney was criticized for wearing a 990 Reed Krakoff shirt on morning TV her fashion choices have taken on new gravity. After the CBS debacle she was photographed in Khakis and fleece. When shes been dressed up for an event rarely is the designer credited. Keeping price tags protected may be part of a strategy considering the close attention paid to her familys wealth or it may be simply Romneys disinterest in wearing known labels. Romney definitely has style but shes learned the hard way how loudly it can speak. Photo by Jeff Neira/CBS 12 But political fashion mastermind Michelle hasnt had a flawless record either. In July on a trip to Buckingham Palace she wore a J. Mendel jacket worth 6800. After Romneys bird shirt took so much heat the first ladys pricey top was an instant target for opponents. I had better not EVER hear another word about a mere 900 blouse on Mrs. Romneys back or Sarah Palins 300 shoes. EVER wrote one conservative blogger. A few weeks later it was back to basics as she stepped to the DNC podium in her J.Crew heels. Photo by Getty Images 13 Article from shine.yahoo.com Music from crystalgraphics.com
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