By Jenni Frazer
March 3, 2009
It is, of course, a nice Jewish girl who is responsible for the big hit look of the new First Lady, Michelle Obama. Israeli-born Ikram Goldman moved to Chicago as a teenager when her mother required medical treatment but for the last several years her eponymous boutique has been the go-to place for Mrs O, whose pared-down image has wowed the fashionistas. Indeed, I learned today that Mrs Obama's inauguration outfits were made by designers who worked from measurements provided by the unusually tight-lipped Goldman, who steadfastly (hooray) refuses to talk about her relationship with the White House first family. Kol hakavod, Ikram.