"It's already been extremely exciting sitting at computer today," designer Peter Soronen told the Huffington Post this morning. Soronen, who crafted the shimmery blue gown that Michelle Obama wore to last night's State Dinner, is a veritable FLOTUS-dressing veteran.
"I think this is the fourth gown I've made for her, but I've made a few dresses too," he said. Soronen made this particular dress about three weeks ago as requested by Ikram Goldman, the First Lady's unofficial stylist, and "she hinted that it was for the First Lady but I really didn't know that she was going to wear it until I got a phone call that someone saw her in it."
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to the national anthem during the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 6, 2009 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their entrance at the Annual Alfalfa Dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their way to the East Room for after dinner entertainment with US governors February 22, 2009 at the White House in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama walks with her husband U.S President Barack Obama to greet Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala for a State Dinner at the White House on May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Goldman gave Soronen two different color types and he chose the blue. She also specifically asked for it to be one-shouldered.
"It continues to be a trend," Soronen explained.
So what's next for Michelle? Soronen said he'd like to make some cocktail dresses...and maybe grab a few drinks with FLOTUS. He's put in a request to meet her and delivered messages to her via Goldman.
We also couldn't resist asking which politico needs a Soronen-style makeover. The designer had an interesting answer.
"Elena Kagan!" He remarked. "I think she needs a little something in the fashion department, something that is not a suit. She needs to wear a dress and be feminized up."
Soronen would select something that would compliment her hair.
"She'd look best in warmer brown tones or pastels," he said.