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Desiree Rogers is Photographed for August Vogue

Photo Credit: Adam Whitehead for Vogue
Photo Credit: Adam Whitehead for Vogue

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When Desiree Rogers walked into the New York Public Library in a silk-chiffon Rodarte dress for the centennial gala in May, cameras started flashing. Rogers — a longtime friend of the Obama family and former White House social secretary — may have left Washington under less-than-ideal circumstances, but her position as a fashion darling has always been secure.

In the August issue of Vogue, we’re given a little back story on the full-length, blue and white dress she chose for the library’s fete.

In the article, Ikram Goldman, a Chicago clothier and Michelle Obama favorite, recalls the shopping trip when Rogers, now a publishing executive, picked up the gown, which retails at about $9,000.

“‘Desiree was a kid when I first starting dressing her,’ Ikram Goldman says with a laugh, tossing a Wedgwood blue-and-white Rodarte evening dress in the direction of business executive and former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers,” the Vogue piece begins. Continue reading Desiree Rogers is all smiles for Vogue [Politico]

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