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Michelle Obama teamed up with TV’s Tim Gunn on Tuesday to honor the nation’s top designers at the White House for innovations ranging from fashion and architecture to the realm of new computer fonts and floor-cleaning products.
“Good design is good citizenship,” Obama said, quoting the graphic designer Milton Glaser. She said that’s because good design makes life better for everyone.
The first lady hosted a luncheon for winners of the 2011 National Design Awards, which are presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Obama also invited 15 high school students to join leading names from the worlds of fashion, interactive computer design and other fields in hopes of inspiring them to follow suit.
This year’s design award winners include Matthew Carter of Boston for his lifetime achievements in typeface designs that included creating the fonts Verdana and Georgia for Microsoft.

Michelle Obama and top designers at White House
Michelle Obama.

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Lady Gaga is known for many things including her catchy song lyrics and high energy performances both on and off the concert stage. Gaga is also known for her unique fashion sense.
Many of the costumes and matching accessories that the pop singer wears on stage were actually designed by Gaga herself, sometimes to correspond with specific performances. Her outfits range from simple catsuits to beautiful gowns to the outright eccentric, such as the dress and accessories that she wore when taking stage at the MTV Video Music Awards last September. The dress was made of a bodice and boots, covered in fashioned layers of fresh meat cuts. Other unique dresses include the see-through bubble dress, that featured carefully placed plastic bubbles.
Other Gaga dresses and stage costumes that are unique, but not quite as “out there” include a set of dresses that featured origami like designs, as well as the Armani dress that she sported at the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony. The Armani dress was best described by US Magazine as being a “silk, orb-like dress.”
Lady Gaga is also known for her equally as interesting skirts, shoes and boots, hats, wigs, gloves, and glasses, as well as some of her interesting makeup takes, like that seen in the video for her hit song “Born This Way.” Many fashion companies and independent designers closely follow Gaga’s fashion for inspiration or to supply knock-off designs.
The amount of press coverage that Gaga receives from the news media as well as members of the Paparazzi in addition to Twitter and search engine trends provide evidence that her designs are coveted and in-demand by the public. Those wishing to find suppliers of Gaga style fashions can find numerous fashion houses, retail chains, and independent boutiques that cater just to diehard fans!

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The fourth day of the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week was dominated by a mixed presentation of haute and casual couture by Indian designers.
Models sizzled on the ramp, dressed in exquisite spring summer attire designed by renowned fashion designers at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).
The day saw models sashay down the ramp in designer Reynu Tandon’s collection made of digital print outfits in Lycra material.
Her collection varied from dresses, tops, tunics, lounge wear to shorts, beach wear and gowns targeting the urban rich brigade of women who believe in looking stylish and chic at the same time.
“Look at her she is carrying a digital printing saree, which is a new thing we have introduced this time also, and it is in lycra. It is not normal georgette or anything what we have done before, we have created something new,” said Tandon.
Bollywood celebrities were conspicuous by their absence during the fashion week and only Femina Miss India World 2011 Kanistha Dhankhar was seen walking the ramp for couture designer Atsu Sekhose.
On the other hand, designer Anita Dongre decided to do casual for her latest collection that showcased feminine outfits in pastel shades.

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