Designer Naeem Khan described a dress worn by Michelle Obama as a "nude strapless gown." Nude? For whom? In a similar vein, the Associated Press called Mrs. O's dress color "flesh," and a newspaper editor asked, "Whose flesh?"
According to the AP article by Samantha Critchell, the description was revised to "champagne." In December 2008, we tackled this issue when Lucky magazine had a feature on nude leather shoes. Since then, the trend — of light beige, tan, or peachy-colored footwear and clothing — has only grown. And with it, the dilemma of what to call this stuff.