Mrs. Michelle Obama will forever be our first lady.
Michelle posed in a glamorous Dior look for her cover shot. A white poplin shirt, ($1,350), pleated-voile skirt ($4,900), leather corset ($2,400), lace Gianvito Rossi heels, and silver hoop earrings, by Jennifer Fisher, ($795).
Michelle is known for being a modern day style icon. When Barack was first elected President, it wasn’t her agenda, but once she realized that people were interested in what she wore, Michelle made it her business to wear outfits or designers that were meaningful to her. In her new memoir Becoming, Michelle said, “I was supposed to stand out without overshadowing others, to blend in but not fade away. As a Black woman, too, I knew I’d be criticized if I was perceived as being showy and high-end, and I’d also be criticized if I was too casual. So, I mixed it up.”
She opted for designers like Tracey Reese and Michael Kors. Along with Gap and J.Crew. One day, she'd wear a blouse from Target and the next, a gown by DVF. Her goal was to draw attention and celebrate American designers. The former FLOTUS also mentions that while in the White House, she purchased all of her clothes with the exception of couture gowns that were lent to her and then donated to the National Archives, adhering to White House ethics guidelines.
In the Elle article, Michelle looks fabulous, in a white cut-out-shoulder Cushnie gown and opted for a more edgy look in a silver satin Sally LaPointe pleated culottes and shirt ($1,200) with a mesh Ann Demeulemeester, bodysuit ($739) heels by Gianvito Rossi, ($1,295). She was styled by her former White House stylist, Meredith Koop.
Mrs. O goes into detail about her stylist Meredith, a former sales associate from a Boutique in Chicago she met while campaigning for Barack. Once he was elected, she convinced Meredith to move to D.C. and become her full-time personal aide and wardrobe stylist. Michelle gives credit to her team for all of her iconic looks. Her "Trifecta": hairstylist, Johnny Wright; makeup artist, Carl Ray; and Meredith.
The former first lady's book will be available for sale tomorrow (Nov.13) on Amazon.
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