At the first-ever fashion Education workshop held at the White House’s East Wing Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama connected fashion industry giants including Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu and Zac Posen with young fashion design students. Also in attendance were guests from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design. Here are some feel-good pics from the fashion-forward event.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour introduces speaker First Lady Michelle Obama during the first ever Fashion Education Workshop at the White House October 8, 2014 Reuters
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the start of the luncheon and panel discussion during the first ever Fashion Education Workshop held at the White House, Oct. 8, 2014. Reuters
Fashion designer Jason Wu, who designed Michelle Obama’s gowns for both presidential inaugurations, enters the East Wing of the White House. Reuters
Michelle Obama talks to young fashion design students during a session devoted to wearable technology. Reuters
Designer Phillip Lim at the Fashion Education Workshop at the White House Oct. 8, 2014 Reuters
Michelle Obama embraces fashion designer Naeem Khan, whose shimmery gown she wore for her 2013 Oscars appearance via satellite. Reuters
The first lady speaks with designer Zac Posen during a fashion construction workshop session. Reuters