You Can’t Win With Vivienne Westwood

Michelle Obama's Style
A look at the First Lady's stylish campaign for the White House.
Not everyone is a fan of Michelle Obama’s wardrobe.

After famously bashing Kate Middleton’s  “ordinary” style, designer Vivienne Westwood recently slammed the First Lady of the United States for her “dreadful” fashion choices.

Though Mrs. Obama is known for recycling her outfits — a practice that Westwood seems to support — and has appeared on countless best-dressed lists in the past, that doesn’t earn her any style points from the legendary designer.

When asked about the 49-year-old’s habit of repeating outfits for a recent New York Times article, Westwood snipped at the reporter for even mentioning the FOTUS.

“Don’t talk about her,” Westwood said when asked about Mrs. Obama. “It’s dreadful what she wears.”

What’s the designer’s beef with the First Lady?

“I don’t want to talk about it. Really, I can’t,” Westwood continued. “She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her.”

Whose style does get her nod of approval?

The 71-year-old clothier revealed that she’s a big fan of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Ironically, Mrs. Obama is often been compared to Mrs. Kennedy, who was known for her iconic style.

“Jackie Kennedy was a different matter altogether. It just has to suit her and be something that makes a human being more glamorous,” she said. “That’s what fashion is there for. It’s there to help, not just to make you look more conservative.”

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