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Cathy Horyn vs the CFDA vs Michelle Obama

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On her blog today, NY Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn puts the smackdown on the CFDA's condemnation of Michelle Obama's choice to wear an Alexander McQueen gown to a state dinner. She makes excellent points: "But I’m afraid the C.F.D.A., while wanting to act like a family, really represents individuals with very different interests. The truth is many of its members, including its president, Diane Von Furstenberg, manufacture a significant portion of their clothes outside the United States, mainly in Asia. Why wasn’t that mentioned in the WWD articles? The only explanation I have is that the C.F.D.A. has nothing to gain from being straightforward. But, apparently, it has everything to gain by goading the first lady into wearing American labels." [On the Runway]