From daywear to eveningwear, Michelle Obama gave us arguably the most forward and highest fashion of any First Lady to date. A highly educated woman exemplary of excellence in multiple facets of her existence, Michelle and her style will be missed.
As we bid the First Family farewell, we take a look at some of Michelle Obama’s most memorable looks.
Michelle Obama wears a Naeem Khan gown to her first State Dinner in 2009. The silver metallic floral print over the cream gown is the perfect contrast to her skin. The silhouette is sleek and fluid accented with a chiffon shawl – this is a classic look.
Michelle Obama wearing an Azzedine Alaia dress and jacket in 2013. We all know Alaia, from that iconic moment where Cher from Clueless is told to get on the ground as she’s robbed while in The Valley – “This is an Alaia”. Michelle matches her daughter here dressed in a classic knit dress with a matching jacket also by North African Parisian-based maestro, Azzedine Alaia.
Michelle Obama wearing a Marchesa gown at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2013. This gown draped by fabric masters Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa appears divine on Michelle’s frame, with tiers of chiffon flowing and undulating she’s akin to a Grecian goddess.
Michelle Obama wearing an Isabel Toledo dress and coat for the 2009 Inauguration Parade. She slayed the category of daywear in this light and airy ensemble. The dark olive gloves were a nice touch tying the colour theme altogether.
Michelle Obama wearing a Tracy Reese dress to give her first speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Simply radiant, Michelle and her team understand what works for her, this being colours which make her skin tone pop and draw on her radiant complexion. The whimsical outward flair of this dress is flirtatious and alluring as it goes from fuchsia to blue.
Michelle Obama wears a J. Mendel gown at the 2012 BET Honors awards. This one shoulder ruffle strap gown with an angular cross-body frill works to elongate her physique, too, complimenting the red undertones of her skin.
Michelle Obama wears a custom Atelier Versace gown to the final State Dinner in 2016. This gown plays on and compliments the hues of her skin tone. Executed tastefully, an accenting lip complements the metallic theme. Michelle appears statuesque, comprised of precious metal.