'Fashion Battle' Of The First Ladies Kicks Off In London

05/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama, rejecting the French new wine in old bottles approach, is likely to go for a culturally diverse scattering of a 'young' country's most talented new stars: Favourites include the Taiwanese-born Jason Wu; the Thai-born Thakoon Panichgul; the son of Cuban immigrants, Narciso Rodriguez and the Cuban-born Isabel Toledo; the Chile-born and London-raised Maria Cornejo; and the Black American, Tracy Reese.

The PM's wife, Sarah Brown, faces the hardest challenge of all, dwarfing even her husband's doomed attempts to persuade the world he is the fiscal eequivalent of Spiderman, Batman and Superman.

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