EVER since Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the USA, the fashion focus on the former First Lady’s wardrobe has not diminished. And with her many style supporters, Michelle has propelled designers including Peter Pilotto, Jason Wu, Isabel Toledo, Thakoon and St Erasmus into the limelight.
For the state dinner to honor the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Washington, Michelle wore a one-off Naeem Khan dress that was covered in sterling silver sequins and required three weeks of work by 40 people in Khan’s family workshop in India. She accessorized her gown with drop earrings by Bochic.
November 8 2010
For a state dinner in New Delhi – as guest of President of India Pratibha Patil and her husband, Devisingh Patil – she chose a sable Moroccan tunic and dune velvet skirt by Rachel Roy.
July 10 2015
She wore a floral dress to host the First Lady’s Kids’ Luncheon at the White House.
October 18 2016
The lawyer stunned in custom Atelier Versace to greet Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and first lady Agnese Landini at a state dinner in their honor.