Tracy Reese: Fashion's First Lady

After her Spring 2013 show, the designer talks inspiration, Michelle Obama's DNC dress and more.

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HC: You've been doing this for a long time. How do you get the inspiration for what's next, when there are so many things behind you?

TR: It usually starts with fabric. There's always something new that you want to express or find a way to express, so luckily there's always something out there. As Bill Cunningham says, "If you see beauty, we'll find it." And it's true.

Harriette Cole is the president of Harriette Cole Media and a contributing editor to The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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2012 Tracy Reese Fashion Show: NY Fashion Week Photos

The designer's spring line boasts vibrant colors and eye-catching patterns. Check out the photos.