The women who inspire the world of fashion roll in and out of season like the changing of the tide, but it appears the industry has found one woman that will be sticking around at least for another four years, First Lady Michelle Obama. “Almost from the moment that she stepped into the spotlight, First Lady Michelle Obama was deemed an icon. Designers like nothing more than a prominent woman who wears clothes well and is not afraid to express her affection for a business that, at its best, is a cauldron of creativity and a financial boon to the world economy,” says Washington Post writer Robin Givhan.—QS