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Design Awards takes place in the middle of Fashion Week

on Monday,August 15,2011 22:08

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It is no secret that the First Lady Michelle Obama is in tune with fashion design and news, as she wears some of the best fashion designer's creations. However, a little blip occurred as she scheduled the annual National Design Awards on September 13 - right in the middle of New York Fashion Week, according to Women's Wear Daily.

Gilles Mendel is this year's Fashion Design winner, as he moved the date of his runway show to make sure that he attends the awards, which will take place at the White House, according to the media outlet.

A couple of designers - Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung - have decided to stay in New York instead of making their way to Washington D.C. during one of the most important weeks in fashion.

According to the Huffington Post, this event usually falls in July, and at last year's event Obama was star stuck when she met Tim Gunn. The awards also showcases some of the upcoming spring collections including Narciso Rodriguez, Bibhu Mohapatra, Vera Wang and J.Crew.
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