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Fashion Designer Calls Michelle Obama’s Clothing ‘Dreadful’

Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert(NEW YORK) -- From the attention-grabbing bangs, to the high-end Jason Wu dresses, to the colorful J. Crew ensembles, first lady Michelle Obama is considered by many to be a style icon in her own right. But one famous fashion designer – Vivienne Westwood – is unimpressed, describing Obama’s fashion sense as “dreadful.”

“Don’t talk about her.  It’s dreadful what she wears,” Westwood told the New York Times earlier this week.

“I don’t want to talk about it.  Really, I can’t.  She’s a very nice-looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her,” Westwood added.

Westwood, a 71-year-old English fashionista who designed for the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, heaped praise on another first lady for her style.

“Jackie Kennedy was a different matter altogether,” Westwood said. “It just has to suit her and be something that makes a human being more glamorous.  That’s what fashion is there for.  It’s there to help, not just to make you look more conservative.”

The White House has not responded to a request for comment.

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Obama’s High-End Campaign Fashions Unveiled

Lukas Coch-Pool/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Forget those pedestrian campaign T-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers.  The Obama campaign has officially gone upscale and chic in an effort to help re-elect the president in 2012.

Their new “Runway to Win” line of designer campaign swag is now for sale in the campaign’s online store, featuring colorful $85 tote bags by big-name designers Vera Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg and a $75 version by fashion favorite Tory Burch.

Looking for a T-shirt? Stars Marc Jacobs, Beyonce, Sean Combs and Jason Wu -- who designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown -- have each contributed a design. They range in price from $45 to $55 apiece.

The priciest of the 13 items listed online is $95 for a Thakoon-designed silk scarf.

Standard campaign T-shirts, it should be noted, cost $30, while a simple canvas tote costs $50 in the same online store.

The money raised from the sale of campaign-themed apparel and accessory benefits the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account of both Obama and the Democratic National Committee, according to the website.

The full list of participating designers:  Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Beyonce & Tina Knowles, Derek Lam, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Tracy Reese, Narcisco Rodriguez, Rachel Roy, Thakoon Panichgul, Grace Tsao-Wu & Laura Kofoid, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marcus Wainwright & David Neville, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Richard Blanch, Eddie Borgo, Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, Sean Combs, Prabal Gurung, Monique Pean, Russell Simmons and Vera Wang.

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