Because god forbid anyone miss out on the press frenzy that is (well, at this point, was) Michelle Obama’s State Dinner dress by Alexander McQueen, Sally Singer dropped by Morning Joe today to throw her opinion into the mix. And while we normally think Singer walks on water, not only do we disagree with her opinions, the editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine didn’t even have her facts straight.
Of the dress, Singer said:
“I actually think the problem with the dress was [that] it didn’t fit her well. It’s not the right dress for her. It was then worn again by Mila Kunis and it should be worn by a diminutive, younger woman… It was the wrong dress for her. I think she’s a beautiful woman… and it didn’t flatter her.”
Emphasis ours. Contrary to what Singer thinks, Mila Kunis did not wear the same dress as Michelle Obama to the SAG awards. While her gown was indeed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, there’s no reason to confuse them for the same dress. And frankly, we’re surprised Singer would make that mistake.
Anyway, we’ve made our thoughts on MObamaMcQueenDressGate (or whatever cutesy internet name people want to give it) quite clear, but here are a few more of Singer’s.
“I think for American designers this was a moment to say something about American style, to say something about America’s trade relationship with China, and to go to an English design house with European backing seems like an odd choice — and a strange choice for her because for so long she’s been so good with making symbolic choices.”
We’re pretty sure Obama never called her choices symbolic — in fact, just last week she told Good Morning America she just wears what she likes.
[via HuffPost Style.]