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Designers have strong feelings about what silhouettes and shades work best on Michelle Obama, but they appear undecided about how to portray the soon-to-be First Lady's skin color in their sketches. Cityfile: "Some designers, like Monique Lhuillier and Rachel Roy, opted to entirely side-step the historic fact that our new First Lady will be African-American by not breaking out the brown pencil at all. A couple of people, including Carolina Herrera, contented themselves with a few vague tawny strokes, while others (Lacroix, for example) were apparently so delighted to finally get to use their darkest sketch marker that they went a little, um, overboard." [Cityfile; Previously]

Monique Lhuillier

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