06/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama's Favorite Designers Discuss First Lady

"I'm an exception," Cornejo said with a laugh. "I'm not big on choices."

Apparently, the First Lady is. So much so that she still doesn't clue in designers and, to date, she has worn Isabel Toledo, Michael Kors, Sophie Theallet, Tracy Reese, Azzedine Alaïa and others. While Rodriguez met Obama years ago in Chicago, Cornejo and Panichgul never have. Asked about a WWD article in which some designers questioned why the First Lady wasn't wearing designs from established houses, all three panelists piped up. Rodriguez said, "That was outrageous," concurring with Horyn it was a case of sour grapes. "How dare anybody tell the First Lady or any woman today what they should be wearing?"