China's First Lady Sparks Interest in Chinese Luxury Brands
Last week, China's First Lady Peng Liyuan made headlines in the fashion world when she accompanied President Xi Jinping on his first official trip abroad to Russia wearing an understated, elegant coat, light blue scarf and black leather handbag. Comparisons to Michelle Obama, Jackie O and Carla Bruni abounded and the Chinese and International press alike were singing her praises. Liyuan's most headline-making move has been to do something we, in America, have come to expect (demand?) from our First Lady: She's embracing domestic, homegrown designers.