Over a year ago Donatella Versace told Suzy Menkes, "I don't do the Internet — but I can do it through my team." She's come a long way in these fourteen months, evidenced by her first-ever blog post on the Huffington Post this morning about her experience at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Welcome to the fold, Donatella! We always knew we had more in common with her than skin color, hair color, buxom proportions, and an affinity for purple luggage. She begins, "This is my first ever blog, so I forgive me if I make any 'blogosphere faux pas.'" No faux pas ensued, but merely a thoughtful take on that evening's events, and an overarching relief that George Bush is no longer in office. Donatella, whose spring 2009 men's collection was inspired by "the type of man Barack Obama represents," immediately noticed those in attendance at this dinner weren't glued to their BlackBerrys — a "pet hate" of hers. "Its obvious to me that this is a President people want to listen to because what he says is interesting," she continues. Apparently, her dislike of Bush once extended to all Americans:
Speaking from a European point of view, it is no exaggeration to say that it had got to the point where many in Europe regarded America as the enemy — and Americans were people we didn't even want to look at. It was almost as if the Europeans were simply against America and Americans. This was wrong, of course, and a result of the fact that there was confusion in our minds between the American people and the American administration.
Emphasis ours. And that is reason enough to be proud of our new choice of POTUS— economy, wars, and all else Obama needs to fix aside. But back to what we have in common with Donatella, she notes how glamorous the Obamas are, something we've been obsessed with for months.
The key to this administration's appeal is, I think, that it's so energetic and positive, and (yes, one of my favourite words) glamorous! The first lady looked beautiful. It was so great to see a President's wife in a hot pink dress, a jewelled necklace with a pink flower and purple eye shadow. Great hair, great make-up — this is what we want to see: confidence.
She was also "amazed" by Rahm Emanuel and He of Hideous Ties, Tim Geithner, because they walked around looking "relaxed."
Rahm was carrying his jacket slung over his shoulder.These people look like they know what they are doing. They don't need to put on an attitude to impress people.
Normally people don't gush over Michelle and Tim and Rahm's style in the same blog post — leave it to a blog novice to break the rules. We just hope her amazement doesn't translate to a Geithner-inspired runway collection. That we're not ready for.
Related: View our Party Lines slideshow for more from the White House Correspondents' Dinner and after-parties.
Most Viewed Stories
I Tried Hillary Clinton’s Diet and Now I Sympathize With Her
Blake Lively Reportedly Just Gave Birth, and You’ll Never Guess Who’s Running to the Hospital
Brad Pitt Fights Back Against Angelina Jolie and Her Plot to ‘Destroy’ Him
Looks Like Kate Middleton Is Enjoying the View in Canada
Angelina Jolie Got Everything She Wanted in Temporary Divorce Deal With Brad Pitt
What It’s Like to Be a Female Reporter Covering Donald Trump
The Best Part of Being a Royal Is Getting to Pet Bunnies
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
The Mysterious Deaths of Two Sisters in a Luxury Hotel
Trump Campaign Manager Accidentally Refers to His ‘Abuse’ of Women on Live TV
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.