Monday night, January 22nd, First Lady Michelle Obama astonished Americans as she stepped out in a Jason Wu design for a second time! For the past few weeks, all the gossip of the fashion world has been over which designer Michelle would choose wear to the Inaugural Ball. No one predicted the first lady would wear the same designer for two consecutive Inaugural balls; however, if there’s one word that describes Mrs. Obama’s style, it’s just that – “unpredictable.”
Michelle Obama looked glamorous, as if bringing back old Hollywood style to the White House. The powerful, ruby red color of the gown was complimented by the elegant airiness and graceful movement brought by in by the chiffon and velvet fabric used in the design. Mrs. Obama completed her look with Jimmy Choo shoes, a a handmade diamond ring by Kimberly McDonald.
It has been reported by a White House official that immediately following the Inauguration festivities, the gown as accessories will be taken immediately to the National Archives.
A first lady can never go wrong in “Reagan Red” – definitely fashionably correct. What do you think of Mrs. Obama’s look? Who did you think she would wear?
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Wednesday night President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined with British Prime Minister David Cameron and his always fashionable wife, Samantha Cameron at the White House. This State Dinner was part of the Camerons’ three-day visit to the United States.
For this special occasion, Michelle chose to wear an elegant, off-the-shoulder, midnight blue gown by Marchesa. She accesorized by adding several thick strands of Tom Binns pearls. Thisevent marks the first time Mrs. Obama has worn Marchesa, a New York-based label, for a major event. The label was started by British born designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig in 2004. How fitting for this occasion, no?
Samantha Cameron opted for a dark blue slip gown, covered with a mesh of dark and light blue lace. She embellished her look with a black belt, cinching at the high-waist. What a flattering, avant-garde look for her ruler-silhouette!
Which woman’s gown do you prefer?
Saturday evening First Lady Michelle Obama attended the BET Honors 2012 in style. At the ceremony, which took place at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, Mrs. Obama appeared on stage to pay tribute to Maya Angelou. A distinguished author and poet, Angelou has often been referred to as “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” and is best known for her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Michelle looked stunning in a scarlet organza, one-shoulder gown by J. Mendel, a designer recently honored at the National Design Awards at the Smithsonian Museum in DC. With such a dramatic gown, the first lady opted to go light on the accessories, wearing only simple drop earrings.
The BET HONORS 2012 will air February 13, 2012.
What do you think of Mrs. Obama’s gown? Is it fashionably correct?