Michelle Obama Hosting Design Event at the White House — Here Are 9 Fashionistas She Should Totally Invite

WASHINGTON - MAY 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama enters the East Room for a Mother's Day event May 6, 2011 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady and Vice President Joseph Biden's wife Jill Biden hosted the event to mark the Mother's Day for military connected mothers, grandmothers, and spouses. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Washington D.C. is about to become a bit more stylish. Michelle Obama is gathering up a bunch of designers and fashion execs for the “Celebration of Design” event at the White House. So, who’s going? Invites have already been sent out for the October 8 event —which is being held the night before the National Design Awards in New York — to quite a few elites in the fashion world, including Maria Cornejo and top executives from Talbots and Jimmy Choo. Yeah, looks like we missed that boat.

The shing-ding will be held on October 8, right in the middle of Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Week, which celebrates how designers impact daily life. And who could be more perfect host than Michelle Obama? She's been known to rock a J. Crew cardigan when fighting childhood obesity by day and a Marchesa dress at to the White House Correspondence Dinner at night. No matter what she wear, she's always fabulous. 

Sure, invites have already been sent out, but there should be a few more people added to that list. Wouldn't it be fun if Michelle mixed things up and invited a some of the more exciting people in the fashion world? Here are nine designers/fashion execs/celebs-who-kind-of-have-a-clothing-line we hope will be attending.

1. Jenna Lyons

Ms. Obama is ALWAYS wearing J. Crew. Who better to talk about the latest cardigan or pencil skirt to than the creative director herself? 

2. Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Hey, they have a line at PacSun, so that pretty much makes them designers... right?

3. Betsey Johnson 

She's on Dancing With the Stars. She does cartwheels at the end of her shows. 'Nuff said. 

4. Hot Topic Executives

Because what would be more hilarious?

5. Hollister Executives

Again, for the lolz. 

6. Lauren Conrad

Because we all get style inspiration from her. 

7. Tommy Hilfiger 

His clothing line basically is America.

8. Karl Lagerfeld

He'd blend right in with the secret service.

9. Nicki Minaj

Hey, she has a clothing line a Kmart. It counts.

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