This is not an accident. Michelle Obama uses fashion to make a statement. That statement is that she supports fashion designers of color, particularly those who are up and coming. In fact, by wearing people of color designs, Michelle Obama’s star power elevates them into the limelight, which is the power of a First Lady’s fashion statement if you consider Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
All images from New York Magazine, The Cut.
p.s. Did I leave out any people of color fashion designers? If so, can you please leave me a comment and I’ll add. Thank you!