SINGAPORE — Forget the Birkin and 2.55. This season’s It-bag is a S$14.80 ($10) dinosaur-printed clutch designed by a 19-year-old Singaporean, and it’s all thanks to prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.

Ho who is currently accompanying Lee on his state visit to the White House, was photographed on Tuesday carrying the blue fabric clutch while being escorted by FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

The clutch which contrasted against her Peranakan-inspired two-piece suit, became a talking point when local media outlets realised that it was designed by Singaporean student, Seetoh Sheng Jie. Seetoh is a student at the Pathlight School, Singapore’s first autism-focused school. Read more…

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Singapore prime minister’s wife went to the White House with a student-designed $10 clutch