Michelle Obama Wears Foreign Designers Because They ‘Have Cute Stuff, Too’

Michelle on the 'Today' show.

At the center of what many critics have called an overblown debate about the nationality of her wardrobe, Michelle Obama is making the rounds with the press this week to talk about that and the issues she really wants to talk about. At a lunch with reporters in the White House yesterday, the first lady — clad in a Marc Jacobs dress and silver pumps — said she wears what looks good, irrespective of label.

“I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a lot of other designers that have cute stuff, too,” Obama said. “I don't think that I’m any different from any other woman, other than the fact that people see what I wear and then they talk about it.”

If that's not a practical enough explanation, you know how else she picks out her clothes?

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