Michelle Obama was made an official fashionista this week when her Inaugural Ball dress, designed by Jason Wu, was put on display in the Smithsonian First Lady Museum. Her only faux pas? She wore Prabal Gurung to the event, while she stood next to designer Wu himself. While you may not be able to get your hands on the prized Wu dress Mrs. Obama wore at the inauguration, you can still feel like a member of the elite class in Hemma's classic and chic dresses. The material, Kente, was worn by royalty in Ghana for centuries. Shove that in a glass box, Wu!
What do you think about all the fashion press coverage Michelle is receiving? Were former first ladies considered as fashionable as Mrs. Obama? Why not?
Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition. Kente began to flourish in West Africa in the 17th century and still remains prominent representing social prestige, luxury, and cultural sophistication. Each garment is uniquely handmade from intricately hand-woven Kente imported from Ghana. By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. By investing in quality pieces that last a lifetime, the lives of Ghanaian school children are also impacted. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to a West African middle school where the designers instructed classes.