American Baby

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Chris Benz

While the First Lady is being criticized for her style choice, 12-year-old daughter Malia might have made up for it. Sporting up-and-coming American designer Chris Benz to the state dinner in China, Malia created her own style moment. The oldest Obama daughter wore an adorable sequined skirt and tank that she likely bought – not borrowed (since Benz expressed his surprise that she was wearing his designs). Benz tweeted that he was “Dying!” after he heard the news.

Since his launch in 2007, Benz has been the one to watch in the New York fashion scene and is no stranger to dressing famous daughters—Elettra Wiedemann (daughter of Isabella Rossellini AND Benz’s muse) and Eva Amurri (Susan Sarandon’s daughter) to name a few. Benz will undoubtedly stay in the style spotlight and it looks like this American designers’ American dream just came true.


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