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Catherine Pugh's sartorial state
Catherine Pugh's sartorial state

When state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh learned last Friday that she was invited by the White House to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, one of her first thoughts was about what was she going to wear. "I thought about it almost immediately," the Baltimore Democrat said. "Until [the day of the speech], I hadn't decided." The importance of fashion should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Pugh's career. The tall, slender Pugh is known for her signature pearls and her colorful dresses and suits. And it goes beyond that. It was Pugh who helped found the Baltimore Design School, a public...