REUSE, RE-WEAR, RECYCLE: Add Rodarte to the growing list of young New York designers Michelle Obama is giving a publicity boost. For her meeting with Jordan’s Queen Rania on April 23, Obama pulled a fall-winter 2007 Rodarte dress from her closet — a pleated, sleeveless taupe number she purchased at Ikram and had previously worn to a dinner during the Democratic National Convention last summer, pairing it on both occasions with the same Erickson Beamon pearl necklaces. Adhering to the “shop your closet” mantra, Obama donned the Moschino bow blouse and Junya Watanabe cardigan (this one in pink) the same day for a Take Your Child to Work Day event for White House employees. Obama had previously worn the blouse and a blue version of the sweater during her visit to Europe in early April.
DIVINE LOOK: Tom Hanks is set to look heavenly when he reprises his role as Robert Langdon in “Angels & Demons,” the film based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown. The film’s costume designer, Daniel Orlandi, selected suits cut by Brioni’s master tailors for the character. The movie hits theaters globally May 15.