Washington Chic

First Daughter Frenzy

For status-conscious parents and elite private-school headmasters in Washington, nothing is more coveted than the Obamas’ young daughters, reports Gabriel Sherman in the Atlantic. The race to land Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, is already well under way, with Sidwell, whose alumns include Chelsea Clinton and Tricia Nixon, and Georgetown Day among the favorites. “With everyone looking for an edge, what could be better for a couple than letting slip to social rivals at a cocktail party that their child is a classmate of a presidential daughter?” writes Sherman. But the scramble is not to everyone’s taste. “There’s a frenzy going on in terms of speculation,” one displeased parent of a Maret School child observed. “It makes me want to vomit.”