Michelle Obama’s Picks

First Lady Michelle Obama picked fashion insider Isabel Toledo, 47, to design her Inaugural ensemble. The glamorous, creamy yellow dress and matching overcoat were made of satin-backed wool guipure, a kind of lace used most often in French haute couture. Obama accessorized the look with a sparkling crystal necklace and green leather gloves and shoes. Although the First Lady’s office repeatedly said that Obama would not decide on her outfit until that morning, the choice — including the color, fabric and accessories — shows a lot of confidence and planning on the wearer’s part.Michelle Obama

She celebrated her husband’s inauguration on that night wearing a white chiffon, one-shoulder gown covered in fluffy appliques and beading that will now become part of fashion history.Classicly elegant

Designed by 26-year-old Jason Wu, much loved in the fashion world but otherwise not well known, the gathered-skirt gown was surprising for its reserve given Michelle Obama’s love of jewel tones and sleek silhouettes.

The gown’s slight train swirled pleasingly and her shoulder-sweeping earrings picked up the gown’s sparkle as she and President Barack Obama danced the evening’s first dance at the Neighborhood Ball at Washington’s Convention Center.Jason Wu

Jason Wu studied fashion design at Parson’s in New York City. He has been designing his eponymous label since February 2006. Here are a few more garments from his collection. (I personally love his garments.)Jason Wu CollectionJason WuJason Wu Collection 2008

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3 responses to “Michelle Obama’s Picks

  1. Jasmine

    woah you seem to really have a talent for talking about fashion. i see that you have been writing about a different topic every single day. how do you do it? you also have incredible taste. do you have a clothing line?

  2. chloé

    the “i follow” on my page is the “links” widget (it’s your blogroll)

    go to, appearance > widgets > links & add

    to add people to your blog roll;
    when you’re on their wordpress site, top right hand corner..blog info > add to blogroll
    as simple as that : )

    p.s. i thought michelle obamas dress was superb! you have great taste x

  3. I did a post on this too! She looked amazing in both outfits. I read this awful review in the NY Post today saying she looked matronly and they said all this mean stuff. It was terrible! When I saw the clothes, I was like, you go, Mrs. O!

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