WashPost Gossips Coo: 'Four More Years!' for 'Style Superstar' Michelle Obama and Her 'Exquisitely Coordinated' Family

The Washington Post did a terrible job if it was attempting to hide its joy over Four More Years for their superstars the Obamas. "The Reliable Source" gossip column on Thursday repeated its usual pitter-patter love for "style superstar" Michelle and her stylist Meredith Koop:

"Four more years! . . . of exquisitely coordinated Obama family fashion. The president’s first term made a style superstar out of Michelle Obama, but have you noticed? The entire first family has a way of turning out in the same palette almost every time they’re photographed. It’s a subtle color-coordination that manages not to look too matchy-matchy." They have "great presence," we're told:

The first impression? Nice-looking family! It’s only when you study the clothing that you realize how together they all look. (Italics theirs.)

“I call this style ‘comfortably confident,’” said Lauren Rothman, a fashion consultant based in D.C. “It’s not about a particular piece of clothing, it’s about the overall look. A true style statement comes from great presence.”

....Pay attention and you’ll see they do this all the time: The 2011 portrait with the family in blues, violets and black — the president’s plum tie picks up the purple in Sasha’s dress. The 2008 convention appearance with Michelle and the girls in teals and lilac. A Fourth of July with everyone in (of course) red, white and blue; a vacation shot with a palette of white, blue and navy.

Happy coincidence? Doubtful. The first lady has used a stylist, Meredith Koop , to fine-tune her closely chronicled look; presumably the family has taken pointers when they’re likely to be photographed.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis