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Ikram Embraces Rodarte's Torn Tartan, but Will Michelle Obama?

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The current window displays at Ikram, the highly influential upscale womenswear store in Chicago, put full Fall/Winter 2010 Rodarte looks to one side and more conservative black dresses from Comme des Garcons and Alaia on the other.

Which side do you think Ikram's most famous customer, Michelle Obama would pick?

Although Ikram Goldman, the force behind the store and a recognizable presence at New York Fashion Week, gets the credit for introducing Obama to her favorite Alaia belts and avant-garde designers like Junya Watanabe, somehow Mrs. O has gotten away with only sporting one piece of Rodarte?a fall 2007 dress which she wore to meet Queen Raina of Jordan.

It was demure and conservative, but still it was Rodarte. And now that Ikram is spilling out her love for the crafty Mulleavy sisters, will Mrs. O soon be sporting torn tartan? Probably not, but do not underestimate the power of Ikram!
· Ikram [Official Site]
· Obama in Rodarte [Kid Brother]


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