Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Embarrassed’ by What She Said About Michelle Obama Wearing McQueen to the State Dinner


Today Diane Von Furstenberg spoke with Tina Brown to journalists to hype her annual DVF Awards, given out to empower women. Of course she also had to address the statement she issued on behalf of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, saying the organization (of which she is president) was "disappointed" in Michelle Obama's decision to wear Alexander McQueen to the state dinner honoring China.

“I said that Mrs. Obama has been extremely supportive of American designers, but clearly we were disappointed that she chose to wear a British designer for the state dinner…From there, I was so embarrassed that I am definitely going to write to her. She has been super supportive to American designers.”

Asked Brown: “Why did she decide to wear it?” “I don’t know,” von Furstenberg replied. “Maybe she liked the color! I’m sure she had options like all of us. Or she asked [President Obama], ‘Which one do you like?’”

Oh, please. When a woman has her hands on a McQueen ballgown, she doesn't ask her husband if he likes it!

Diane von Furstenberg Honors Women at New York Fashion Week [TDB]