The Obama Social Secretary Cuddles with Anna WintourS

If Obama is a president for the people, why the hell is White House social secretary Desiree Rogers at Fashion Week today, nestled between Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her fashion editor Virginia Smith?

On the populist ire scale, this isn't as bad as if Michelle Obama foolishly showed up to the Bryant Park tents herself — after all, going out to Valentine's Day dinner at Oprah Winfrey's personal chef's restaurant was about as much as people could take. But then again, reminding America that the Obamas employ a "social secretary" at all is probably enough to stoke the rage of those who don't these days.

Rogers, a close friend of the Obamas who was a the head of a gas company in Chicago before joining the campaign, is shown at the Donna Karan show above, according to Alex Geana, the blogger who snapped it. But WWD spotted Rogers at Carolina Herrera, too:

Rogers, who wore a Carolina Herrera gown to the inaugural balls, sat front row at the designer's show Monday morning and later raved about it to WWD. "The fashions were amazing. I do like her work, but this collection was very different from what I have seen in the past. I particularly liked the dresses that were a classic silhouette but had a bell sleeve and were a little shorter, just below the knee. Those are easier to wear than the long ballgowns."

What does this say about Anna Wintour's true power? Better not to contemplate it. [WWD; Pic via Alex Geana]