Friday, January 23, 2009
Not Really a Race Issue
So there are some Black designers who are upset that Michelle didn't pick their dress.
The co-founder Amnau Eele said this“It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘We Are the World’ by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?”
Okay, but really, is this a real issue? I say no. It's not that serious she didn't choose a black designer. To be honest, I can't name many black designers, except the ones on Project Runaway. Michelle has fours years of fashion. Perhaps if the designers work with her stylist then maybe something can happen.
But let's not waste time soft-punching Michelle for this. Maybe if there was some pro-activity about this, maybe she would've found a Black designer. Still, I don't want to get into place where if you are Black and Famous you have to wear Black labels and such. Sean John can only go so far.
Let's be open and see what happens.