Anorak

Anorak | Barack Obama Is This Year’s Versace Black

Barack Obama Is This Year’s Versace Black

by | 23rd, June 2008

versace.jpgBARACK Obama is a “structured jacket softened by a double lapel or no lapel at all and slim trousers with slick techno-fabric sheen. Crazy zigzags break up the monotony of pinstripes and checks, while the pastel palette gives the collection a warm summer feel.”

Donatella Versace has dedicated her Spring-Summer 2009 collection to Obama, creating a style she said was designed for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”

Says the LA Times: “Sitting in the front row, actor Rupert Everett applauded enthusiastically, showing that even if it was not dedicated to him, he found the collection right up his alley.”

To the eyes of Versace, Barack Obama the suit unexpectedly marries joie de vivre Timmy Mallet with the frosted vision of the Queen Mother.

Indeed, this is that Donatella Versace, the woman whose complexion lent its name to a hero mutant ninja turtle and whose brother Gianni Versace was murdered.

Might this be more subtle news from the Barack Obama Death Cult? Perhaps.

More likely it’s a cynical piece of PR played out by Versace keen to avert eyes from her clothes and the pencil-thin models who look like they’re about to regurgitate yesterday’s meal.



Posted: 23rd, June 2008 | In: Celebrities, Politicians Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink