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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all of the OTHER first ladies HAD stylists.

Stop being RACISTS….haters.


To all of you republicans, stop being racis. You all are only saying this because the obama’s are black, and you hate blacks. Get over it he’s there to say,the country has spoken. This country will never heal with people like you guys.

Cat on

She really needs to stop wearing those belted outfits – she has a high waist and belts make her look disproportionate and matronly.

Donna on

What a great way to spend tax-payer dollars in a recession. I hope this new stylist tells Michele to stop wearing her belts so damn high. It’s a belt, not a bra.

meandhil on

Go Vandy!

Just My Opinion on

@Shaddup, you hit the nail on the head!!!

willieTribs on

Whats was that? You can’t put lipstick on a pig? That is NO Jackie”O” for sure. The size of its butt is HUGE and the was it wears a belt right under breasts is funny. This thing has NO STYLE and has a face of a monkey. So quit with the BS and saying that that thing is stylish when its more of a embarrassment to the USA.

Marilyn on

Bren: Ever seen the picture of her entire pair of underwear showing through her pants because they were so tight? Now tell me she’s classy again.

kaystar on

Lydia, your jealous roots are showing!

Patricia Tays on

I think she looks great, has a beautiful smile so lay off her guys

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