Where Does Michelle Obama Get the Money for Her Wardrobe?

Where Does Michelle Obama Get the Money for Her Wardrobe?

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Michelle Obama és a divat. De vajon ki fizeti a First Lady ruhatárát? Az olvasmányból kiderül! 

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It's obvious just by looking at her - Michelle Obama has an awesome sense of fashion, but that leads many people to wonder who is paying for her clothing and accessories. Well, taxpayers will be pleased to know their money isn't going towards her seemingly extravagant wardrobe.

Most of the time the garments are purchased by money in her own wallet

The press secretary to the first lady Joanna Rosholm further elaborated "Mrs. Obama pays for her clothing. For official events of public or historic significance, such as a state visit, the first lady's clothes may be given as a gift by a designer and accepted on behalf of the U.S. government. They are then stored by the National Archives.

Although the Obamas reported $1.8 million to $7 million in assets, their combined adjusted income last year was listed at $481,000, meaning there isn't much room for five figure dresses in a six figure income. 

So what does Mrs. Obama do when paying out of pocket? She looks for bargains and discounts

As for how much she spends on clothes, well that's kept on a hush hush basis. So is the frequency of the donated gowns.

What is known is that every First Lady is expected to dress the part and no clothing allowance is given for the role.

Vocabulary

to have a good sense of fashion

jól öltözött

accessories

kiegészítők

taxpayers

adófizetők

extravagant

bőséges, túlzó

wardrobe

ruhatár

garment

ruha, ruházat

money in somebody’s own wallet

saját pénze

press secretary

sajtótitkár

to elaborate

részletesen kifejteni, árnyalni

official events

hivatalos események

significance

jelentőség

on behalf of somebody

valaki részéről

National Archives

Nemzeti Archívum

assets

vagyontárgy

combined adjusted income

együttes korrigált jövedelem

five figure

ötszámjegyű

to pay out of pocket

saját zsebből fizetni

bargain

jó áron vásárolt áru

discount

árleszállítás

a hush hush basis

nem beszélnek róla

donated

adományozott

gown

ruha

to dress the part

az elvárásoknak megfelelően öltözni

clothing allowance

ruhapénz

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