Michelle Obama’s wardrobe advisor to be honoured

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LONDON - US first lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe advisor Ikram Goldman has been chosen for the Legend of Fashion Award to be given by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The designer and retailer will be presented with the prize at the school’s annual student fashion show and fundraiser May 5, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

According to the institute’s fashion design department chairperson Nick Cave, Goldman was the “perfect choice” for the award.

“She is a visionary, not only within the world of fashion, but within the world of art and culture. A visionary doesn’t function solely in the present, but sees into the future. Ikram has that ability. She functions from a place that is about growth and about one’s life continuing to evolve, reform, and reshape itself,” said Cave.

Goldman found fame after she became an advisor to Michelle Obama and started helping her pick clothes to wear during her husband’s campaign trail in 2008.

Michelle even took her help in selecting her wardrobe for her husband’s inaugural ceremony in January 2009, including her gold Isabel Toldeo dress-and-coat ensemble, which she specially ordered.

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