American designers, love the First Lady Michele Obama. It is not an overstatement. She represents them on the world stage with her willingness to wear everyday brands and famous designer haute couture. But in January 2011: the horror! Obama sent American designers into a tail spin by wearing a British label on the occasion of a White House state dinner in honor of China.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America went so far as to issue a statement expressing the trade group’s disappointment.
The dress' designer, Vera Wang, felt honored by the accolades.
"It is such a privilege, as an American of Chinese heritage, to have dressed First Lady @MichelleObama for this state dinner honoring President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, of the People's Rebublic of China," she tweeted.