Read this: Desirée Rogers's style will be missed, Jim Bunning's name will be a verb, Kate Gosselin will be on 'DWTS'
Good afternoon, everyone. Desirée Rogers is leaving the Obama administration -- and her "departure has the fashion industry practically in mourning," Robin Givhan writes. Indeed, Rogers had style and flair in a city often criticized for lacking both:
No one has expressed a whiff of excitement over her replacement, Julianna Smoot. Instead, there's concern that Washington might end up in cultural retreat.
"I think it would be sad if we all decided to bury Washington fashion now that Desirée's left town and to conclude that every ambitious woman inside the Beltway should just pull on her pantsuit and her sensible shoes from here on out," says Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive. "I'd like to think that we're a little past that and that we realize that the average person is capable of caring about what she wears to work and still doing a good job when she gets there."
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March 3, 2010; 12:41 PM ET
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