11/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Michelle Obama Responsible For The Resurgence Of Kitten Heels?

The First Lady became famous within the fashion community for wearing kitten heels, a style that's not been popular for quite a few terms of office. However, in Mrs. O's case, given expectations that she dress to accommodate certain sartorial conventions (not to mention the fact that stilettos would send her towering over the president), her preference for 1"-2" heels at max is highly understandable. But the fact that high-fashion heavyweights are embracing the trend is a bit more surprising.