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Maria Pinto To Relaunch On Kickstarter

Posted 09.03.2013 | Style

There's nothing better than a good comeback story, and Maria Pinto is poised to make one. Three years after closing her Chicago boutique and ceasing o...

Maria Pinto Launching New Collection On Kickstarter

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 11.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Fashion designer Maria Pinto – famous for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey – is back with a new, more ...

PHOTOS: Fashion Designer Curates Field Museum Exhibition

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 11.15.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Designer Maria Pinto, well-known for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, used her eye for fashion to curate antiquities f...

Filmmaker's New Doc Explores Lives Of Lone Plane Crash Survivors

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

A local filmmaker's latest documentary project is the subject of a swanky fundraiser to be held next Tuesday in Chicago. Ky Dickens, award-winning ...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Has Us Doing Double-Takes

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.09.2012 | Style

Maria Pinto, is that you? Michelle Obama spoke at Georgetown University yesterday in a purple sleeveless sheath that had us doing spit-takes -- it ...

PHOTOS: The First Lady Repeats Her Iconic Dress

Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices

While there were no fist-bumps (or terrorist fist-jabs) during the Presidential speech last night, there was the pretty purple dress the First Lady wo...

PHOTOS: Is FLOTUS Breaking Out Her Campaign Trail Wardrobe?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.09.2011 | Style

It's déjà vu all over again. As President Obama kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign with a fiery speech to Congress last night, First Lady M...

Last Look: Style News You Might Have Missed (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Welcome to Last Look, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what else happe...

Michelle Obama Repeats Cherry Red Frock (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama attended a presentation ceremony of a Medal of Honor of Wednesday and the First Lady repeated a cherry red dress by Maria Pinto for the...

Maria Pinto, Michelle Obama Favorite, To Close (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Designer Maria Pinto has announced that she will cease business operations and close her retail boutique in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Time...

Maria Pinto on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Bazer

Fashion designer Maria Pinto stopped by The Interview Show, a talk show hosted by Mark Bazer, to discuss her latest collection, her career and designing for Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama Veterans Day PHOTOS: Coat Season Kickoff! (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama kicked off coat season when she attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, wearing a teal J. Crew coat over a tu...

Michelle Obama's Olympic Delegation Look Revealed

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Maria Pinto's design for the American Olympic delegation, WWD reports, was revealed on Monday. Pinto created a series of mix-and-match jackets, pants,...

Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett To Wear Identical Olympic Bid Outfits By Maria Pinto

Sun-Times | Lisa Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

An Olympic team needs an Olympic uniform and local designers have pitched in to create his and hers outfits for First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Daley...

Maria Pinto Unveils Fall 2009 Collection

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"Strike while the iron is hot" might well have been the driving force behind the strong, chic collection that Chicago designer Maria Pinto brought to ...

It's Not Just Palin in Designer Duds

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

All the modern day presidents and first ladies, while running for office and in office, wore designer duds. Except, of course, for the notoriously frugal Carter.

Maria Pinto: Meet The Woman Behind Michelle Obama's Purple Dress

The New York Times | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Though she is not Mrs. Obama's exclusive dressmaker, Ms. Pinto, a designer known for luxuriant evening wear, is a favorite of Mrs. Obama, who wore buz...