And gets into trouble for it.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I gave some fashion advice to the new First Lady, Michelle Obama. I thought she’d look good in a dress on the order of a particular garment of Jackie Kennedy’s:
Not to belabor the point (oh, maybe just a little), but this is what Michelle Obama should have worn to the Inaugural Ball. Although a different color might have been in order, the cut and drape would have been just perfect.
The dress has the added attraction of being historical: designed by Oleg Cassini, it was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 at a White House dinner honoring Nobel Prize Laureates of the Western Hemisphere.
Which did not yet include Bob Dylan, although he was already starting his literary career.
Here’s Jackie’s elegant and classically-inspired dress:
Well, I’ve waited and I’ve waited, through thick and thin and the entire stressful Obama administration, as well as the frustrating and depressing 2016 campaign season. And now, finally, we have this:
It’s in the ballpark, anyway. And it is in a different color (and material). Although I don’t think I’d have chosen gold, I rather like it. It’s never too late to take neo-neocon’s advice.
And yes, I know this is maximally trivial and you don’t want to hear about it. But I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance between the two dresses. If you think that Michelle’s isn’t quite as nice as Jackie’s, I’d agree with you. But I think that in general, clothing is nowhere near as well-made as it used to be, and this probably goes for designer clothing as well (Michelle’s dress was by Versace).