Michelle Obama's 29-Year-Old Stylist Revealed!

02/24/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Michelle Obama's Stylist Revealed
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Michelle Obama is a staple of best-dressed lists, known for rocking everything from haute designers to H&M, but even the First Lady needs a helping hand shopping sometimes. ABC News reports that hairdresser Vera Chamberlin revealed to the Washington Post that her client Meredith Koop, a 29-year-old Vanderbilt University grad, has taken over the role of stylist to the First Lady from Chicago retailer Ikram Goldman. Koop, a former protegé of Goldman, was sent to the White House to help out with Obama’s fashion needs before taking over the role full time. A White House spokesperson identifies Koop as a “personal aide to the First Lady and a member of the White House Residence staff” with duties beyond the First Lady’s wardrobe. But as far as clothes are concerned, the White House said in an email to ABC News that Koop’s “responsibilities include advising the first lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price, and buying on discount if discounts are available.” Sounds like a good gig to us!


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forefrontfashion on

WOW. what a gig indeed!

Rep on

Is this more of my tax-dollars at work?

Lydia on

If she is being advised, she should sue that advisor for malpractice.

sean on

Her outfits are so cute, such a classy and well educated woman, the Obama’s make me proud to me an American!

Just My Opinion on


Just My Opinion on

Why shouldn’t this First Lady have ALL the same benifits that all of the “other” First Ladies had?

Brooke on

WHY THE HECK SHOULD SHE HAVE A STYLIST? OUR COUNTRY IS IN A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF DEBT AND SHE NEEDS A STYLIST? It’s really sad that stuff happens like this. Thanks for using my hard owned money for not only your expensive wardrobe, but someone to pick out pieces for you. You are pathetic.

Ann on

She is the worst dressed first lady in history. I agree with Lynda, she shoud fire that advisor and get better advice on how NOT to look like a shlump,

125 on

That would explain why she dresses more like a teeny-bopper than world leader’s wife.

ImpeachtheObamas on

Are you kidding? This should not surprise anyone. I am sure she has advisors for everything – her hair, her makeup, her nails, and to help her chew her food. Her husband has his own set of advisors who do the same. His are called czars. This is not news.

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