I personally have been a full-fledged member of the What's Michelle Wearing posse like so many others. Though I have lots of fashion-obsessed friends who are either over it, or were never into it in the first place. Turns out the Russians don't really give a damn either. The Obamas trip to Moscow was not covered in the same way that their European trips have been. Translation: next to zero local coverage of the First Lady's attire.
There may just be a touch of Cold War mentality lingering as Irina Mikhailovskaya, the former editor of Elle Russia, told WWD, “It’s part of our state policy: America is our enemy, and everything about America is bad.” Another theory raised is that her clothes are just too boring and conservative to interest the more Elie Saab, sparkly-minded Russians. Or maybe they're just sick of hearing about every single thing the woman puts on and find our fascination with it just a bit silly. Do you still care (or did you ever) about what Mrs. Obama is wearing?