April 8, 2011

The following is an excerpt from and article in April’s Elle magazine called The Leading Lady. In it Kate Betts looks to our former and current First Ladies for fashion inspiration.

“…Our fearless, fashion-forward first lady has been using color to transmit a message of optimism and confidence ever since she arrived at the White House two years ago; this season, it seems almost certain that designers are finally heeding Michelle Obama’s call. For centuries, color has represented individual moods while also reflecting and expressing the broader cultural zeitgeist. Red evokes power (hence the preference among politicians for red ties); violet and purple signify royalty or sensuality, depending on the object in question. As the late fashion editor Pauline Trigère once famously said, “When you’re feeling blue, wear red.”

Kate Betts “Everyday Icon,”