Fab or Fail: Michelle Obama Wears a Diane von Furstenberg Knockoff

What do you think of the First Lady rocking a “designer-inspired” dress?

Posted: 11/04/2011 04:11 PM EDT
Filed Under Fashion, Michelle Obama

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It’s real in this recession and for a lot of fashionistas, paying an arm and a leg for a dress you’ll probably wear once or twice doesn’t make sense. But First Lady Michelle Obama caused some chatter when she wore a black, orange and bronze-striped dress to the White House Halloween party this past Saturday that looked like one of designer Diane von Furstenberg’s frocks, but was actually a dress from British runway-inspired fashion chain ASOS.

The ASOS Midi Body-Conscious Dress she wore rings up at around $72 and was a slight spin on the silk and polyester Savannah Striped Dress from DVF’s fall 2011 collection, featuring a crewneck instead of a boat neck. The original design would've run Mrs. O $498.

FLOTUS is known for wearing a mix of labels and while she’ll reach for high fashion threads for big events, she’s also been known to wear lower priced lines including Target, H&M and The Gap.

Sure she can afford (or even call in) the real deal, but would you knock the First Lady for wearing a knockoff? Or do you think it was a savvy budget-conscious move? Sound off!

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