Hello Fashionistas!

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the “first ever” Fashion Education Workshop yesterday,October 8, 2014 at the White House for 150 (very lucky!) high school students hailing from various East Coast cities. Vogue Magazine editor, Anna Wintour will introduce the First Lady, and a impressive slew of designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung,  J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons, and Jason Wu, are headed down to the Capital for the occasion.
The five workshops are themed around journalism, inspiration, wearable technology, construction, and entrepreneurship, according to WWD. Parsons whipped up the decor for the White House’s East Room for this stylish occasion.

For the inspiration-centric workshop, the likes of Reed Krakoff, Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez, Thom Browne, and Opening Ceremony/Kenzo dynamic duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. To school the students on construction, designers including Zac Posen, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, and Alexis Bittar will share their craftsmanship prowess. On the journalistic front, W‘s Edward Enninful, Lucky‘s Eva Chen, and Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean will be on hand. To discuss entrepreneurship, the Workshop will feature the likes of Spanx’s Sara Blakely, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Charles Harbison. 

Christmas time at the White House and Kennedy Center – December 2013

 The President and First Lady arrived for a reception at the White House for Kennedy Center Honorees. For this festive occasion, Mrs. Obama wore a Marchesa off-the-shoulder emerald green gown
An exciting start of the New Year 
January 21, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama wore a forest green dress and matching cardigan by designer Azzedine Alaia for the 2014 State of the Union Address
Creating Youth Opportunities – January 23, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in an event on college opportunities
wearing a navy and violet dress, designed by Reed Krakoff

Honoring President Francois Hollande –

February 11, 2014

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama honor President Francois Hollande by hosting a fabulous State Dinner for France’s president
Mrs. Obama wore a stunning liberty blue and black laced beaded gown 
designed by Carolina Herrera
Grand Opening of Anna Wintour Costume Center –
May 5, 2014

 First Lady Michelle Obama wore a forest green dress by designer Naeem Khan for the ribbon cutting opening of the Vogue Magazine editor, 
Anna Wintour Costume Center at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Showing Support for 
Emerging Fashion Designers – July 11, 2014
In her latest show of support for young American designers, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a dress by New York-based up-and-comer Tanya Taylor
The first lady chose the blue and white floral print frock for a visit to the headquarters of Global Kids in New York,a non-profit group for global learning and youth development-
First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking at The Music Hall in Detroit, MI tomorrow, Friday, October 10, 2014   My understanding is that all the tickets are gone.
I will most likely write a follow-up to the “first ever”  Fashion Education Workshop hosted at the White House by the first lady as we move into holiday season.
Camille Mitchell

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