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Susan Sawyers

Susan Sawyers

Posted January 22, 2009 | 07:57 PM (EST)

Michelle O: Fashion Provocateur?

Simon Doonan, the world's number one window designer and Barney's New York creative director, spoke about Michelle Obama's inauguration day fashion decision to wear an ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo. On the day of the sparkly lemon color ensemble debut, Doonan came up with three impromptu window designs for the Madison Avenue store as an "homage" to the designer and to congratulate the First Lady.

"We love that Mrs. Obama loves Isabel Toledo," said Doonan. "Get it?"

"There's no downside for the fashion world to have someone in the White House who has a natural poise and elegance," said Doonan.

with special thanks to Steve Schenk for his editing expertise and sds for her assistance.