• Tue, Jan 31 2012

Did Michelle Obama Spend $50,000 On Lingerie?

Agent Provocateur sales boosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama,” went the title of a post on the Telegraph yesterday, “Michelle Obama has risked the wrath of cash-strapped Americans by indulging in a $50,000 shopping spree at Agent Provocateur.” The Madison Ave location closed down, so the story goes, in order for Obama to mindlessly consume frilly underthings alongside the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah. “Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales,” the paper adds.

Very interesting! Agent Provocateur bras and panties hover in the $200 territory, where big ticket items like corsets, playsuits and gowns still remain (mostly) under $1000. Making a concerted effort to, for example, completely overhaul the White House underwear drawer could believably result in $10,000 but $50? That’s preposterous.

Unsurprisingly, the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed the story, per WWD:

“At least when I was a reporter, usually the standard for British tabloid reporting was the assumption that it was false. In this case, it’s utterly false, and it’s irresponsible of an American news organization to repeat the story, even allowing that it could be true. So it’s wrong.”

But the press pack wasn’t going to give up that easily on such a titillating tale. Pressed on whether he could provide evidence that the stories were wrong, Carney said: “I’m not going to go there….It’s false.”

Sick burn on calling the Telegraph a tabloid.

Could you/would you spend $50k in a sitting on lingerie? If so, please tell us in the comments exactly when you first lost touch with reality.

(WWD)

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  • AmyVee

    “let them eat cake!” oh.so.Marie.Antoinette. She is unbelievable.

    • Ali

      You don’t actually BUY this, do you?

  • Melissa

    The story is obviously a hoax perpetrated by the store. Show some skepticism and common sense, people.

  • AmyVee

    That’s right! She is definitely NOT the gal who wore $ 575 Lanvin sneaks to serve the homeless soup, nor did she wear a $ 2000 sundress to church on her $ 4 million vacay over Christmas and she certainly did NOT change into a $ 950 skirt that same afternoon.

    Goodness gracious, people…There is no way this story could be true!

    How about we all open our eyes just a smidge?

  • Kevin Davis

    Obamas speak out of both sides of their mouths. They think they are royalty! What a joke! Probably cost extra for enough fabric to cover her big, fat ass! Sick of these people….they need to go away! Vote Romney!! At least they have some sense of dignity and humility. Don’t think you would catch Ann Romney doing the frivolous and dumbass crap that Michelle Obama does. She is a woman that has had health struggles and has a truer sense of compassion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexis.feinberg Alexis Feinberg

    If I had the money, I would spend $50K on lingerie. If the first lady wants to spend her money that way, why not? It’s no different than buying a designer suit or a handbag. Lingerie is important to some women, so they should be able to express themselves if that’s what they choose to do!