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First Lady Michelle Obama to fete fashion designers with special event

First Lady Michelle Obama to fete fashion designers with special event

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America's First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a selection of her favourite designers and fashion personalities to a special event at the White House

Titled 'Celebration of Design', the event is set to take place at the White House on October 8 and marks a first for the fashion industry.

The 5pm reception of October 8 is expected to welcome Jimmy Choo and Talbots executives, Mario Cornejo and others – formal invitations from Flotus were emailed late on Friday night WWD reported this morning. 

The First Lady's soiree coincides with he Cooper-Hewitt Museum's National Design Week, which starts October 4 and runs till October 12. The fashion-focussed White House party will be held the night before the Target-sponsored National Design Awards in New York, which takes place October 9 and will celebrate 15 years of American design.

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