Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents Maria Pinto in conversation with Mary Tomer, founder of and author of Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. Maria Pinto, the Chicago-based designer, is known for her confident and sophisticated clothes, produced in clean lines and luxurious fabrics. Pinto is also known for providing many of First Lady Michelle Obamas signature looks starting with President Obamas term as U.S. Senator. Maria Pinto is featured in Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy , which builds on the success of the Web site that chronicles Michelle Obamas style and takes a closer look at Americas modern style icon, featuring more than 120 photographs of the first lady and delving into the back story of her clothes and accessories.