Michelle Obama's 29-Year-Old Stylist Revealed!

02/24/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Michelle Obama's Stylist Revealed
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Michelle Obama is a staple of best-dressed lists, known for rocking everything from haute designers to H&M, but even the First Lady needs a helping hand shopping sometimes. ABC News reports that hairdresser Vera Chamberlin revealed to the Washington Post that her client Meredith Koop, a 29-year-old Vanderbilt University grad, has taken over the role of stylist to the First Lady from Chicago retailer Ikram Goldman. Koop, a former protegé of Goldman, was sent to the White House to help out with Obama’s fashion needs before taking over the role full time. A White House spokesperson identifies Koop as a “personal aide to the First Lady and a member of the White House Residence staff” with duties beyond the First Lady’s wardrobe. But as far as clothes are concerned, the White House said in an email to ABC News that Koop’s “responsibilities include advising the first lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price, and buying on discount if discounts are available.” Sounds like a good gig to us!


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stylreesta on

Congrats Koop!!!

rebecca on

I really think most of you have a problem with but i think the lady is okay with her style go hang if you gat a problem.

rebecca on

First lady i like your style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nay on

hi can someone get mehh ticket

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Our First Lady is a lovely and statuesque woman. She is not being served well, by her 29 year old, “protege stylist”! Her photo’s are proof of that. She is a national figure and should be setting the pace, or atleast keeping pace, with the elegant women she is often photographed with. Mrs. Obama needs a more grown up sylist, with an eye for elegance. I am available…

Harish on

I think it’s pretty inetersting… Even though you do have a point with getting records that are actually meaningful, I think this is still something that can be looked as “pretty cool” and “unique” in the future. Thanks for posting!

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This is the second time in just five menitus that I’ve seen this particular viewer being used for flickr favorites. How do I find such utility? Lovely favourites by the by.Chris T.’s last blog post..

Nimet on

I love the lace tops and military-inspired items for fall this year.What camel-ish (tan, etc.) color do you suseggt for someone with olive/medium toned skin? I tend to look yellow or green in certain shades.Thanks for the video!Brandi

Midori on

I would love to see the first lady or any government affliate in HALSTON HERITAGE Bloomingdales, Tysons Corner!!

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