The Designer Behind Michelle's SOTU Dress

In today's link roundup: The first lady wears Barbara Tfank. Plus: Was Pariah snubbed by the Oscars?

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The designer behind Michelle's SOTU dress: The cap-sleeve twill dress that the first lady wore in the audience ot last night's State of the Union Address was from Barbara Tfank's Resort 2012 collection. Tfank is a Los Angeles-based costume designer-turned-fashion designer who is known for incorporating jewel tones, bright colors and ladylike prints into her 1950s silhouettes. 

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