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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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[...] Post that her client Meredith Koop has been put in the ever-so-important position of stylist to the First Lady. The 29-year-old Vanderbilt University graduate was sent to White House by Chicago retailer Ikram [...]

michael on

Wow…all this visceral hate for the Obamas…just more ignorance about nothing…most of you don’t pay enough tax dollars to pay for any part of her wardrobe…

pat wenn on

she looks like and old lady COW….

megan on

The president, just like every other govermental worker, gets paid for working. It is that salary that then pays for their vacations, her stylist, etc! And personally I do think he should get paid enough to afford some vacations and even a stylist for his wife he is the leader of this nation and should get paid for having such a huge responsibility/job! It sounds that a lot of you complaining don’t thing that he should make much money at all that his salary and expenses should be equal to that of the person in charge of your local McDonalds, and well running the nation…running a McDonalds, hmmm, which should get paid more? Plus I’m sure he’s a lot more educated!

MBAgirl on

@JJ and Razzie Fizzie…you’re both ignorant morons! Rising debt levels in the US are largely due to the Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as TARP, which was enacted by the Bush Administration!!! More simply, it was Bush who asked for the bailout. Educate yourselves about what’s going on in your own country before spewing untruths. I suppose you both believe the health care reform bill included dealth panels, too. Do yourselves a favor and get a clue!!!

LM on

Since when is it appropriate to call our First Lady a cow? If anyone would have said that about Barbara Bush, people would be in an outrage! Regardless of your beliefs on her family’s politics, this woman is a class act. She wears discount items when appropriate but also can look great in designer clothes. Plus she does a lot to promote American designers and retailers. She is the epitome of what a young and respectable first lady should be.

catherine in tulsa on

The FLOTUS dresses like a real woman with a real life. She has great style, isn’t afraid of prints and color, and dresses for her shape. She always looks great and like herself – she wears her clothes, they don’t wear her.

Bren on

No matter what The first lady put on her body she ROCKS it well. That’s one thing I can say that she has class and that’s for sure.

Marie on

Hey Brooke,

The first lady needs a stylist b/c if she didn’t, the American media would be more concerned with reporting first lady fashion faux pas rather than political developments. Come on, you know fox news would have a field day!

minnie on

After almost half a century she has not learn to stand straight or walk with her back straight. She walks with a hunch back. Even when she poses for pictures, like this one.

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