Transom Week in Review: Narciso Rodriguez on Michelle Obama; National Book Awards Go Glam; Christian Siriano’s Birthday Bash

The National Book Awards tried to glam things up, with mixed results. 

Narciso Rodriguez told us about Michelle Obama‘s controversial Election Night dress at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. 

We caught up with the MisShapes at Christian Siriano‘s birthday party at Citrine. 

At the re-dedication of the Bridge Formerly Known as Triborough, we discovered that Nancy Pelosi isn’t one for frivolous questions (but Martha Stewart is!). 

We faced the new media reality and took advantage of the complimentary burgers at Tina Brown‘s Daily Beast launch party in the Meatpacking District. 

We also learned about Out magazine’s recession-proof readership and searched in vain for James Franco at the annual “Out 100” celebration. (We found him a few days later at a screening of Milk.)