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Meet the Stylist Behind Michelle Obama's Bottega Moment

Obama Opens Up About Her Menopause, Says She Gained Weight And Adjusted Her Famously Disciplined Workout plan. “There’s not a lot of talk about menopause,” Obama said in an interview this month. “I’m going through it, I know all my friends are going through it. And there’s very little information.” In an interview with Vogue, Koop didn’t address the topic directly , but she mentions it indirectly when she actually considers it. She gave an example: “A wool turtleneck. I don’t care how cute it is, it’s not going to happen.”

Koop has adapted deeply to the First Lady style, and its message to the world, because . She started out working with the former first lady as an assistant to Obama’s former chief stylist. (She can’t be credited for Jason Wu’s one-strap inaugural gown.) In 2009, Koop became Obama’s primary stylist, and has remained so ever since. “It’s been amazing to see her becoming more and more like herself in public,” she said.

While Obama’s focus today was more on comfort, that didn’t necessarily mean sacrificing an ounce of glamour. Over the past few weeks, Obama has provided a practical, practical guide. The tailored Bottega Veneta suit she wore in Philadelphia was from Matthieu Blazy’s coveted spring 2009 collection from the label’s newly appointed creative director. There was also a lightweight, sheer Versace tunic worn over a bra and wide-leg trousers, and an oversized, baggy Canadian tuxedo by Ganni.

Versace tunic, bra and pants.

by Meredith Koop

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