Essex, Tuesday evening
Stansted airport has its very first fashion moment. Michelle Obama will forever be to Stansted Harrods Terminal what Anita Ekberg is to the Trevi Fountain. This is the Brand Michelle we know and love: the lady owns chartreuse right now. After showcasing her mastery of bright-on-bright colour blocking, a top story from the spring/summer 2009 catwalks, with her daughters' inaugural coat-and-hat combinations, Michelle here shows she has moved on with impressive speed to acid brights with black, which will be autumn's big trend. The black coat and yellow dress - by Jason Wu, who shot to fame when Michelle chose his one-shouldered ivory gown for the inauguration ball - was cinched with her favourite Azzedine Alaia belt. Barack, we know, doesn't get this belt: he calls it "the Star Trek belt".
Do I understand it? No, haven't a clue. But then I don't understand the economics either.