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Michelle Obama's Stylist Makes '50 Most Powerful People In D.C.' List

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GQ released its list of the most powerful people in D.C., and we're most pleased to see Michelle Obama's unofficial stylist Ikram Goldman, the very woman charged with putting together all of the first lady's notable ensembles, has joined the likes of Rahm Emanuel and Ben Bernanke.

GQ explains their decision to make her #46:

Right around the time of the North Carolina primary, Michelle Obama's appearance underwent a sudden change: Gone were the boxy corporate suits; in their place were colorful, body-hugging dresses and sweaters that women across the country were suddenly clamoring to buy. (The J.Crew cardigan she wore to meet Prime Minister Gordon Brown sold out online by 10 a.m. the same day.) The person behind Michelle's style upgrade is Goldman, owner of the boutique Ikram in Chicago. "She orchestrated the high-low thing. One day Michelle is wearing H&M and the next, Narciso Rodriguez," says Susan Swimmer, author of Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style.

Which other HuffPo Style regulars hit the list? President Obama's speechwriter and and White House Hottest runner-up Jon Favreau came in at #33, while the White House Hottest winner , Obama's person aide Reggie Love placed at #38. Social Secretary and Washington's Best-Dressed Woman Desiree Rogers took 40th.

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