Perhaps Oscar has a point. But one thing is for sure, no matter what Obama wears, she is sure to be scrutinized... as are all women in the public eye (including the women in my First Lady of Fashion post below). On topic is a new book coming out next month by fashion journalist Robb Young, called Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians and Fashion.
Here is the description of the book on Amazon:
Some find the constant scrutiny an unwelcome intrusion; others use fashion as their secret weapon. Whatever their views, women in politics know they will be judged by how they dress more than their male counterparts. In Power Dressing, fashion journalist Robb Young offers an engaging perspective on the ability of style to influence the careers of women politicians and first ladies. Concise thematic chapters are interspersed with profiles of more than 50 serving and former women presidents, prime ministers, MPs, royals and wives from over 30 countries, ranging from such contemporary figures as Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and Queen Rania of Jordan to such iconic women as Eva Perón, Imelda Marcos and Margaret Thatcher. Featuring hundreds of photographs that shed light on political context, and quotations from prominent figures commenting on each woman's style, this fascinating book reveals the milestone `fashion moments' as well as the unspoken rules of the political fashion game.
Should be an interesting read. If anything just for the pictures!