From New York Magazine Online:
At a party in Milan, Robin Givhan ran into Thakoon Panichgul, who was still "giddy" about seeing his dress on Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention, especially because "she bought it herself and wasn't styled into it."
Impressive, yet this also explains why the dress fell flat with a few of us. Another viewpoint might have helped here. Where is that Maria Pinto? Doesn't she have her two cents in this? If Michelle makes it to First Lady, Pinto will be the main designer to benefit.
And I wonder if he had something to do with this latest choice? Panichgul? I'm sure you're a great guy and a very edgy designer, but don't you have something that's both cutting edge and not an attraction for confused bees?