Everyday icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

Book Cover
Average Rating
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9a536130-0a1f-cadd-470e-6918d72a6ed3
full_title everyday icon michelle obama and the power of style
author betts kate
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-24 07:39:09AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kate Betts
author_display Kate Betts
available_at_catalog Eva H. Perry Regional, Holly Springs Community, North Regional, West Regional
collection_catalog Adult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction, North Regional - Adult Non-fiction, West Regional - Adult Non-fiction

In many ways the world has never seen a First Lady like Michelle Obama. From the precedent of her race to the singularity of her style, she has been the object of immense fascination. What she says, what she does, and not least, what she wears, is scrutinized around the world.

Writing at the crossroads of politics and fashion, Kate Betts explains why Michelle Obama's style matters, and how she has helped liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually exclusive. Following the transformation of Mrs. Obama from her early days on the campaign trail to her first state dinner at the White House, Betts, a longtime fashion journalist and former editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, reminds us that while style can be expressed in what you wear, it is inextricably bound up in who you are and what you believe in. In a smart, breezy voice backed by extensive interviews and historical research, Betts shows how Michelle Obama's bold confidence and self-possession have made her into an icon and transformed the way women see themselves, their roles, and their own style.

With two hundred color photographs, original designer sketches, and historical images, Everyday Icon is not only a lavish tour of our First Lady's style statements, but also a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of how she created her image and, more important, what that image says about American style today. Much has been written about Michelle Obama, but Kate Betts places her in a broader cultural and historical context; Everyday Icon is the definitive book on how a working mother of two became an unforgettable, global style icon.

From the Hardcover edition.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 9a536130-0a1f-cadd-470e-6918d72a6ed3
isbn 9780307591432, 9780307952660
item_details ils:614057|4685347|Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction|973.932 BETTS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:614057|4685348|Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction|973.932 BETTS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HSP||, ils:614057|4685350|West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|973.932 BETTS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WRL||, ils:614057|4685351|North Regional - Adult Non-fiction|973.932 BETTS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, overdrive:90a9205a-488e-4561-a071-60ae0daf9747|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 973.932 BETTS
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Eva H. Perry Regional, Holly Springs Community, North Regional, West Regional
primary_isbn 9780307591432
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:614057|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Clarkson Potter,|[2011]|xiii, 242 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm, overdrive:90a9205a-488e-4561-a071-60ae0daf9747|eBook|eBook||English|Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:614057|4685347|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:614057|4685348|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:614057|4685350|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:614057|4685351|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:90a9205a-488e-4561-a071-60ae0daf9747|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Clothing and dress -- United States, Fashion -- United States, Obama, Michelle, -- 1964- -- Clothing, Popular culture -- United States, Presidents' spouses -- Clothing -- United States, Women's clothing -- United States
title_display Everyday icon : Michelle Obama and the power of style
title_full Everyday Icon Michelle Obama and the Power of Style, Everyday icon : Michelle Obama and the power of style / Kate Betts
title_short Everyday icon :
title_sub Michelle Obama and the Power of Style
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, Clothing, Clothing and dress, Fashion, Nonfiction, Obama, Michelle, Photography, Popular culture, Presidents' spouses, Women's clothing