The menswear shows are under way in Milan. And though Barack Obama shan’t attend with the likes of Anna Wintour and Claudia Schiffer, he sure is there in spirit. In fact Donatella Versace dedicated her spring ‘09 men’s collection to him. We know — could he be more glamorous? Versace called Obama “the man of the moment” and said her collection was for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
She showed no ties in the collection, which included suits made with very slim lapels in very shiny fabrics. Many shirts were worn with rolled-up sleeves (a style Glambama can obviously rock at those casual outdoor rallies). And many models simply wore silk scoop-neck tees (these he can skip — Obama’s chest hair is just fine where it is) under jackets.
Versace’s wardrobe advice for Obama? “I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt,” she said. At least she thought of something he can use.