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Tracy Reese isn't the only designer enjoying a steady influx of business, thanks to Michelle Obama. For the remainder of the DNC, the First Lady wore two dresses by little-known designer Laura Smalls. Smalls told WWD that she'll be presenting her first runway show tonight at the Andaz hotel in NYC, and that understandably, the guest list has grown significantly after her boost from MObama. [WWD]