Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Richard Johnson Page Six - June 18, 2008 -- LAST night's big Barack Obama Manhattan fund-raiser featuring his wife, Michelle, had some Democrats nervous - but not about politics. Along with Calvin Klein and Anna Wintour, the evening was hosted by Andre Leon Talley, a Vogue editor-at-large who played a large role dressing Jennifer ("Dreamgirls") Hudson for the Oscars. (Critics hated the gold python Bolero jacket Hudson wore for her acceptance speech.) "Andre wants to take over Michelle Obama the way he commandeered Jennifer Hudson," said our source. Talley told the Times earlier this month: "A black Camelot moment is the right moment for the Obamas, and so the faux pearls, the A-line dresses, the Jackie flip are obviously all part of how her image strategy has evolved." Some Dems fear that in the months ahead, Talley, a huge fan of Oscar de la Renta, will steer Michelle into a Bolero jacket or an outfit even more ill-advised.