The Best Looking First Lady Ever!

         All Previous First Ladies Pale Next to Michel

Vision of a Bronze Goddess

 Ann Coulter, that pale anorexic witch who pollutes the public discourse with putrid right wing rubbish, has announced that Michele Obama is trying to pass herself off as another Jackie Kennedy.  Which she insists is a fool’s errand…an impossible dream.

Well….I am looking at portraits of Jackie Kennedy and Michele Obama as I write, and the only way I can explain Crazy Coulter’s charge is to rack it up as a particularly pathological instance of the racial narcissism that inflicts many Euro-Americans and totally distorts their judgment.   Measured against her immediate predecessors, Mamie Eisenhower and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie was an outrageous fox.  But compared to Michele Obama she was just “awright” as black teenagers would say.

Tall, bronze, sculpted and graceful as a Persian cat, for my money Michelle Obama is easily the best looking First Lady ever!   At five eleven in her stocking feet Michelle would tower over Jackie, and given her lush curves, mocha chocolate complexion and earthy manner Jackie would come off as a pale uptight prig.  While Jackie was a clothes horse and a slave to the fashion designers, Michelle is eclectic in her selection of attire.



Beauty and Class Par Excellance 

The First Lady  chooses attire from J. Crew to  high fashion couture.  And she is famous for wearing frocks from unknown designers; she is a master rather than a slave to fashion.  Hence before she leaves the white house she will have made the reputations of several designers – several of whom are female and minorities.   The truth is that our First lady is such a striking presence that she would look great in a flour sack!

But that is the least of what makes her such an attractive figure.  Her grace and character are even more beautiful than her physical features and endows her with a special grace that transcends the cosmetic decorations of mere fashion for those who prefer a woman of substance.  This is apparent to commentators in and out of the fashion world.  For instance the legendary African supermodel Iman, one of the most beautiful and photographed women in the world, offers a unique perspective on the elegance of our First Lady.

Beauty Beyond Category

Mickele In Crimson

Standing Next to France’s First Lady: Carli Bruni Sarkozy


Who’s the Supermodel? 

In an essay titled “The Law of Elegance” published the Sunday February 1, edition of the New York Daily News – which was dedicated to Michelle – Iman observes.  “To have an image of a woman with an Ivy League education, a vast collection of scholastic and career achievements under her belt, and killer style to boot is the sort of prototype that all our young girls need to aspire to.  It’s that triple threat that encompasses the law of elegance.”

Even a hard nosed news man and long time observer of the Washington scene CNN’s Jack Cafferty has fallen under our fabulous First Lady’s spell.  In a glowing panegyric titled My Crush on Michelle Obama, Cafferty confesses:

I think I am developing a crush on America’s first lady. Michelle Obama is more compelling than her husband. He’s good, but she’s utterly fascinating… Mrs. Obama has blown away the stale air in a White House musty from eight years of the Bushes. It’s like the sun came out and a fresh spring breeze began… It’s the people’s house, and Michelle Obama totally gets it.

“So much so that she has taken to inviting people in from the streets…Watch her when she visits a local school and you see the warmth and affection she instantly triggers in people. Kids are pretty much totally honest with very good BS-detectors. If they sense you’re a phony, forget it… The Obamas bring a humanity and humility to their tasks which sets them far apart from the run-of-the mill phonies who populate Washington. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered for this wounded nation.  Michelle Obama’s unassuming, but dead-on, sense of style has the fashion press gushing…Ok, I admit it, I’m smitten by the First Lady.” 

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!

michelle_In Europe

 She Adds Grace to Power



 Playthell Benjamin

Commentaries on the Times

Harlem New York

March 14, 2009


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