Sergio Hudson Wants to Be The Next Versace. Michelle Obama and Beyoncé Approve.

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A funny thing happens when Michelle Obama wears something you made, according to Sergio Hudson. The Los Angeles-based designer discovered this after dressing the former first lady twice last summer. 

Obama wore two jumpsuits by Hudson, one in royal blue and the other in amethyst, both decorated with varying amounts of glitter, and bam—“We were getting RSVPs for a September show that I wasn’t doing,” Hudson, 35, told The Daily Beast. “People were asking, ‘Who do we reach out to for your show?’ I was like, ‘I’m not having a show, but maybe we will next season.’” 

Now, it is next season. True to his word, Hudson held his debut presentation on the first official night of New York Fashion Week. The theme was unabashed glamour in the style of Hudson’s childhood icons, R&B heavyweights like Tina Turner, Sade, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, and Pebbles. Models with Cindy Crawford bouffants walked slowly, dripping in fur, rhinestones, lamé, or a healthy combination of all three. 

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