Obama gown designer to remain a mystery

In a break with precedent, the designer of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural gown will not be disclosed before Inauguration Day, according to a fashion industry insider who requested anonymity.

That will leave fashionistas breathless and will break with years of history. The designer of the First Lady’s gown has traditionally been released in advance — with a great deal of hype and excitement.

But not this year.

An aide to Mrs. Obama who asked not to be identified confirmed that “an announcement may not be made until Tuesday.” Next Tuesday, Jan. 20, is Inauguration Day.

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Stephanie Green

Stephanie Green is an arts and culture reporter for The Washington Times and, with Elizabeth Glover, the co-author of Green and Glover, the paper’s personalities column. Before joining The Times, Stephanie was a reporter for the Alexandria Times and a contributing writer and editor of Capitol File magazine. Her work has also appeared in Washingtonian. Stephanie worked on C-SPAN’s 2006 ...

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