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Germ On Michelle Obama’s Geometrical Haemorrhage

by | 18th, November 2008

MICHELLE Obama is a hero for womankind. And here’s Germaine Greer, she of the “fuck-me shoes” to tell us all about Michelle:

The one sour note to resound through the jubilation at the election of Barack Obama was an undercurrent of fear and loathing of the dress Michelle Obama wore on election night.

The dress?

One blogger complained that she could hardly listen to Obama’s speech “for fear of that dress”; another accused its Cuban-American designer of duping his hapless client into wrapping herself in the Cuban revolutionary flag.

It was:

…all black with an eye-burning red panel that splattered itself down the front like a geometrical haemorrhage, held in by a criss-cross sash of black. The red extended upwards almost to the neckline, and downwards to mid-thigh, petering out top and bottom in a sort of cast-off splatter. The effect of the strong contrast was to turn a mere frock into a poster in the most disturbing colours known to man, the colours of chaos. The juxtaposition of a rectangle of red on a black field is what we might expect to find on a flag or a shield. Coral snakes and venomous spiders signal their destructive potential by the display of similarly violent contrasts.

Good job no-one else sees colour in post-racial politics, if not post-sexist, any more…?

Change – in the changing rooms…



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