Potential first lady Michelle Obama’s fashion has already been praised by critics and voters. But now the simple black-and-white dress Obama wore on “The View” last week is selling out in stores and on the virtually-unknown designer’s Web site. [A tip for Obamaphiles: order it from the designer’s Web site. It’s $50 cheaper there, and since you probably won’t get it until August, you deserve a good deal.]
NY Daily News: Donna Ricco has been designing dresses for more than 20 years, but it wasn’t until last week that she became a household name.
That was when First Lady contender Michelle Obama sported Ricco’s black-and-white leaf-print shift — sold at the White House Black Market store, where Obama bought it for $148 — on “The View,” and women across the country went wild for it.
An Internet tip linked to Ricco’s Web site, www.donnaricco.com, where the dress goes for $99. There, it sold out within hours…
Many White House Black Market stores across the country sold out of the dress. In New York, shipments were arriving just in time for next-day demand. Ricco is frantically trying to make 3,000 more for a late-summer delivery.
Footage of Obama wearing the dress on “The View” below:
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