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It’s Michelle Obama‘s 49th birthday today! So while we speculate about what she’ll be wearing to the inauguration next week, let’s take a look back on some of the outstanding outfits she’s rocked in the past year.
Well folks, it’s been a long road, but Election Day is almost here! Before you head to the polls to cast your ballot tomorrow (that is, of course, if you didn’t vote early), let’s take some time to look back on the sartorial choices of First Lady Michelle Obama as she toured the battleground states, gave rousing speeches at campaign rallies, lent her support at three Presidential debates, and made the talk show rounds.
First Lady Michelle Obama made a good call yesterday when she slipped into a blue and red dress by French (turned American) designer Sophie Theallet for the Fourth of July.
Far be it from us to tell First Lady Michelle Obama what to do with her look — clearly, she’s doing just fine on that front all by herself! But we have noticed that she looks really good in a shorter version of the bob she’s currently sporting, which prompts us to ask: Why won’t you just cut your hair, ‘Chelle?
Another day, another stellar look from Michelle Obama. The first lady joined President Obama last night at the Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony, where she wore a purple (or navy blue?) dress from Coach creative director Reed Krakoff.
There’s nothing we love more than a good video of the First Lady dancing on the White House lawn, so our collective head nearly exploded when we found such a video, featuring Michelle Obama busting a move in a shirt by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Rachel Roy found herself sitting in the same room as the president, first lady and scores of important Washington people on the night of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. We emailed with Roy after the dinner to get her take on dressing for the event, what she thinks of the first lady and what the president can do for the fashion industry.
We take it for granted that we’re never going to be able to stop comparing Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton. So last night, when former Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kate Betts presented her new book about the first lady to an intimate group of people at the New York Public Library, we couldn’t help but ask what she thinks about the future queen of England — and what she’ll wear on her wedding day.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh is many things, but arbiter of fashion isn’t one of the bullet points on his LinkedIn Profile. So you can imagine how surprised we were this weekend when our sister site Mediaite wrote a post about Limbaugh commenting on first lady Michelle Obama‘s fashion clout. Suffice it to say, he got it wrong.
It must be really good to be one of Michelle Obama‘s favorites. Jason Wu has no doubt been feeling the economic impact of the first lady wearing his dresses from day one of the Obama administration, and if his recent trip to Washington is any indication, her approval is really, really good for business.
Despite what she might tell the press about picking her own clothes, we all know First Lady Michelle Obama simply does not have the time to construct her own wardrobe. So who helps the fashion industry’s most closely watched power dresser get ready for every public appearance? The answer depends on who you ask.
Try as we might, we (and by we, we mean the fashion community at large) simply can’t convince First Lady Michelle Obama that what she wears has an importance beyond making her look good and covering up what needs covering up. So when she sat down with reporters for lunch at the White House this week, she shooed away the suggestion that her wardrobe is any different from any other American woman’s. “Clothes are just the thing you wear to do the stuff you need to do,” she said.
Honestly, the First Lady was just wants to wear what she likes. That’s how she responded to a question from Robin Roberts of Good Morning America during an interview last Friday. The two sat down to talk about the First Lady’s work with military families, the Let’s Move initiative and how she’s getting ready for the 2012 presidential campaign.
If there was ever any doubt that First Lady Michelle Obama is an incredibly important player in the American fashion industry, the fact that the Council of Fashion Designers of America released an official statement about one of her outfits should clear it up.
Tonight’s State of the Union address will no doubt be an important event for politics, journalism and policy and media minders around the country and across the globe. But what the fashion industry is most concerned about is the message first lady Michelle Obama‘s outfit tonight will send — or whether it will, or even should, send a message at all.
Contrary to almost every breathless prediction we read today, Michelle Obama did not select an Asian-American designer’s dress for the state dinner with China. Instead, the First Lady wore a gown designed by the late Alexander McQueen to host Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife, First Lady Liu Yongqing.
Yesterday, every fashion blogger in America got his or her knickers in a twist because Michelle Obama finally wore Marc Jacobs. And while we here at Styleite had been holding our breath just like everyone else for the overdue meeting of MO and MJ, we couldn’t help but notice that the aforementioned Stylegasm was accompanied by a pretty serious crime of fashion — and an overwhelming show of disrespect.
On Wednesday, when the rest of us were busy buying ingredients to make dinner for families and friends, First Lady Michelle Obama and her family were busy serving the needs of others. They gave out bags of Thanksgiving essentials to families in need at Martha’s Table, a Washington-area organization dedicated to helping solve poverty. For the occasion, the first lady wore a cream sweater and a purple scarf trimmed in pearls. It’s the kind of accessory that’s easy to throw on and can turn a so-so outfit — like a simple cream sweater and slacks — into something spectacular looking in no time flat
First lady Michelle Obama can’t go anywhere and not look good, and she proved that yet again on her recent trip through Southeast Asia. Mrs. O and the president stopped in India and Indonesia where they visited temples, official residences, sites of tragedy and mirth alike — and the even did a little fancy footwork with a few schoolchildren.
It’s actually kind of hard to deny that first lady Michelle Obama is the best-dressed woman on the campaign trail — and she’s not even running for office. The first lady has been hard at work in recent weeks and months pushing for individual Democratic congressional and senatorial candidates, as well as doing her part to raise money for the Democratic National Committee. Her wardrobe of fun yet professional and feminine clothing serves her just as well in Connecticut as it does in California.