Michelle Koop Stylist. Michelle Obama pulled a quick change on the style world by choosing Meredith Koop as her stylist.
Just days ago, the First Lady’s rep confirmed that she was still working with Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman.
Not so. The White House has confirmed that that role is now being played by Meredith Koop, a 29-year-old personal assistant to the First Lady, reports the Washington Post.
“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,” said Kristina Schake, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama.
So, how did a mere assistant win the coveted role of Michelle Obama’s dresser in chief?
Koop used to work for Goldman – she was sent to Washington to work closely with the First Lady to see to her day-to-day wardrobe needs.
Now it seems that Koop is in and Goldman is out.
Is it a case of apprentice usurping the role of the master, à la “All About Eve”? Or anger over a subordinate gaining too much power, similar to the rumored end of the professional breakup of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski?
Koop is still a mystery to much of the White House, the Washington Post reports. She’s taken down her Facebook page and has declined interviews.
The benefit to the First Lady is clear – more access to more fabulous fashion.
Goldman sold items to Michelle Obama through her Chicago boutique – meaning the First Lady had a limited palette of designers to choose from.
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