Michael Kors Dishes on Michelle Obama's Fashion Choices

05/12/2009 at 12:44 PM ET

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Even the best-dressed women run into fashion faux-pas occasionally, and while Michelle Obama‘s style has remained flawless, one of her looks was accidentally miscredited. Last week, her elegant black column gown at the Time 100 gala in N.Y.C. was attributed to Azzedine Alaia, when in fact, it was designed by Michael Kors. Cynical fashionistas couldn’t help but wonder if Michelle’s choice of a (correctly attributed) fuchsia Michael Kors gown at the White House Correspondent’s dinner was a peace offering, an idea that Kors himself quickly shot down. “I am sure a woman as smart and organized as Mrs. Obama knew in advance what she planned to wear this week for both events,” the Project Runway judge told WWD. “I am honored that she chose to wear my clothes to two events in the same week and looked so chic at both occasions.” Michelle Obama also wore a Michael Kors dress for her official White House portrait, so we assume that she’s as big a fan of the charming and classic designer as we are!

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