For anyone awaiting Washington Post poli-fashion columnist Robin Givhan’s verdict on Michelle Obama’s red-on-black Election Night dress, Givhan concludes that the Narciso Rodriguez piece did not translate well on TV such that it “look[ed] a bit like [Mrs. Obama had] just lost a grueling paintball battle.”

Still, Givhan sees a “role” for Mrs. Obama as First Spouse, as a “champion” of America’s fashion industry.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.