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The Obamas' stylish social secretary Desiree Rogers took in her first New York Fashion Week on Monday as she attended three shows, beginning with Carolina Herrera at 10 AM.
Rogers was in Manhattan for the day and also hit Donna Karan -- by which time she'd changed from a skirt into black pants ("It's really chilly here," the Chicago native said), and Thakoon, where she warmly embraced Ikram Goldman, owner of the Chicago boutique Ikram, who is considered First Lady Michelle Obama's unofficial stylist. The two women exited hand in hand as they crossed over the rows of benches. "I don't like this part," Rogers said. "But I'm good, I'm good." Goldman was greeted with more than a few camera flashes and tape recorders at Thakoon and earlier at Maria Cornejo. She declined comment about Obama. The new mother of twin sons was equally evasive about any retail expansion plans. Asked if she will open more stores, she said, "I don't know. I never thought I would have twins."
Rogers, who usually stays out of the spotlight, sat next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera. Rogers was featured in the magazine's February issue.
Rogers was to return to Washington Tuesday morning.