The designer that did Michelle Obama's Election Day dress, Narciso Rodridguez, is showing Pre-Fall 2009, and the collection is loaded with color. Rodriguez may have been influenced by Michelle Obama's red and black embroidered dress, because the designer has struck out with navy blue and bright jewel tones that include brilliant fuchsia, ruby and deep purple.
Implications - Metallic dresses are most frequently seen in holiday fashion collections, but the recession forced fashion designers to prove to price-conscious consumers that their clothing could be worn all season long. By layering with leggings and sweaters, designers were able to give these seasonal separates a new life and introduce them earlier in the season.
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