For one, if your boss can’t make it to fashion week in New York it’s YOU who gets to sit “in the tents” with Vogue’s Anna “Nuclear” Wintour. And, for two, Desiree Rogers looked right at home, getting her snob on, checking out the sights and clothes.
She’s a natural, folks. Born to snob.
The folks at Gawker are making a big “to-do” about it, but … they’re Gawker. It’s what they do.
On the populist ire scale, this isn’t as bad as if Michelle Obama foolishly showed up to the Bryant Park tents herself — afterall, going out to Valentine’s Day dinner at Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef’s restaurant was about as much as people could take. But then again, reminding America that the Obamas employ a “social secretary” at all is probably enough to stoke the rage of those who don’t these days.
Oh, pish tosh! Let a professional party girl, former socialite have some fun! If you can’t be First Lady, being the person who gets to do all the fun things the First Lady can’t do and have no one all up in your grill wondering how much you paid for that jacket has to be the cat’s pajamas. Michelle so much as sneezes without proper mouth coverage and she’s the flame of the blogs. Desiree gives you the “I’m so money and you don’t even know it” stare and she’s the belle of Rich, Well-Dressed White Folk Land.
After all, us Negroes love a “hook up,” and isn’t your boss being the First Lady the ultimate hook up to everything? You know Anna wanted to sit next to her even more than the Big D wanted to sit next to Anna. They’re probably BFF’s by now discussing bob haircuts and prescription sunglasses … if only because Anna only likes to kick it with the cool kids (who can sell her a whole mess of magazines).
So look down at folks from your nose, honey! Snoot with the snootiest! The folks at AM New York thought Desiree looked right at home amongst the finery.
The Big D was all game face. Born to posh.
OK, so Thakoon Panichgul is another of the first lady’s favorites – she wore a dress by the young designer on the campaign trail –and so it was less of a surprise, but still very cool, to once again spot Desiree Rogers, the White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to the President, in the front row with (a new friend maybe?) Vogue honcho Anna Wintour.
Rogers was closely guarded at Carolina Herrera in the morning, turning out later at Donna Karan, and finally at Thakoon. She is gorgeous and tall and, wearing Nina Ricci, looks right at home with the fashion flock. Rogers seemed to be perusing for fun and education.
“We can learn something from what designers are thinking, and we’re thrilled to be able to support young designers,” Rogers told us.
What’s important about fashion to Michelle Obama?
“Being able to dress the way you want to dress and to have multiple styles from multiple designers.”
Yes. The ultimate, D. Get yer snob on.