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Thakoon Finale

Obama/Biden Photo used with kind permission from photographer Bill Burke, Page One Photography

For the DNC finale, Mrs. O wore a rose print cocktail dress from Thakoon. This dress has since received loads of media attention, propelling Thakoon into a well deserved spotlight. Thakoon has gained mainstream exposure in the past year through Gap Design Editions and his highly anticipated Target collection, but it's been suggested that Mrs. O's endorsement will give the designer a further boost. Designers like Maria Pinto and Thakoon must be loving Mrs. O! How did Mrs. O decide on the Thakoon dress for the finale, we wonder? She gave a clue in this week's People Magazine: "I've learned to go with color and cuts that look good on me, that I'm comfortable in. Like pinks, purples and grays, fitted dresses and wide-leg pants."

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008

Venue: Democratic National Convention

Designer: Thakoon Description: Radzimir Kimono dress from Thakoon's pre-spring 2009 collection, accented with three Erickson Beamon brooches

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Reader Comments (5)

No Mam! Not when your husband is accepting the nominaiton for the Presidency of the United States of America.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 12:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterDemetris

[...] is the first we’ve seen Mrs. O in Thakoon after she famously wore two of his dresses for the final night of the DNC and then to first Presidential Debate. Thakoon has officially propelled himself to go-to designer [...]

Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 9:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterGoing Tweed for Thakoon | Mrs.

[...] like a winning formula for Mrs. O, who has a recent track record of wearing Thakoon dresses, blouses and jackets. The question is: Will Mrs. O wear Thakoon high and low? A fashion democrat [...]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterWill Mrs. O Go International?

[...] collaboration in mid-October - each thought of the collection delightfully bringing Mrs. O’s floral Thakoon frock from the DNC back to [...]

Monday, December 29, 2008 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterThakoon Day, Hooray | Mrs. O

As a Nigerian American I have to ask: Where are the Black designers? TRACEY REESE...Kevin Hall...Stephen Burrows??
Hell, Beyonce's mom can whip up a dress.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs.coy

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