Michelle Obama has a new stylist. She is 29-year-old Meredith Koop (top left), Mrs O's current personal assistant. “Ms. Koop’s responsibilities include advising the First Lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price and buying on discount if discounts are available,” Kristina Schake, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama said.
Meredith Koop is said to be responsible for Obama’s latest fashion choices, including the controversial Alexander McQueen gown she wore to a state dinner recently. In addition to her styling duties, she also helps in “managing the demands on her time and schedule, along with other day-to-day requirements for keeping the residence running smoothly.” So, how did this stylist score the gig? She used to work for Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman (top right), Obama’s previous unofficial stylist.
All the best to Meredith. She has a nation's fashion hopes riding on her shoulders. Alert to local designers - if you want the Obama effect on your label, Meredith Koop is now the lady to persuade.
Sadly we can't find out more about Meredith Koop as she is not allowed to give interviews or talk to the media. Sigh.