Monday, January 21, 2013
First Lady Style:
First Lady Michelle Obama in grey-blue Thom Browne coat
Michelle Obama looked flawless today during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration festivities. The newly-banged First Lady (when is the last time we saw a US First Lady with bangs!!??) donned a gray-blue silk jacquard A-Line shaped coat from US designer Thom Browne. The coat was based on a necktie fabric and custom-made for the First Lady. She also wore a fit-to-flare A-line Thom Browne dress underneath the coat (which she wore with a Reed Krakoff cropped cardigan) J.Crew Valentina pumps ($238), and a multistrand pearl necklace by Cathy Waterman ($17,300).
Thom Browne has made a name for himself with his shrunken suits, jackets, cropped "high-water" tailored skinny trousers--all of which has revolutionized the young menswear Contemporary market--and all his suits have been copied by the likes of H&M and TopMan. He designs for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece and in 2006 was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the Menswear Designer of the Year.
The First Lady has worn his designs before--during the foreign policy Presidential Debate and also at the DNC/Democratic National Convention above.
Michelle Obama in Thom Browne coat and JCrew jeweled belt and aubergine leather gloves
For the actual Swearing In in the US Capitol, she added a FABULOUS--and very on-trend--jeweled belt from JCrew, beautiful Aubergine Leather gloves and switched her pumps for some Reed Krakoff knee high boots. After today’s official events, Michelle Obama’s ensemble (and the accessories) will go to the National Archives.
First Daughters Sasha and Malia:
Sasha and Malia Obama with President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama
I also love that even then, they were big fans of color!!! Go Sasha and Malia!