Our dear friend, Brooklyn based French designer Sophie Theallet, has whipped up such tasty designs that Michelle Obama has made Sophie her designer Du Jour. In a beautiful all-American beribboned shirtdress, the stylish First Lady unveiled a sculpture honoring abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Sojourner Truth. Sophie discovered her boon by accident today after taking a break from sewing and turning on the news to discover her art on the president's lovely wife. “It was the best gift—it blew my mind!” Théallet says. “I am really proud—it’s the first word that comes to me. I love the way she is, the way she talks…and she looks happy in that dress.” Sophie, who is known for her well crafted, luxurious designs is also known for displaying her runway collections on truly ethnic women.
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