Is Michelle Obama our generation’s Jackie Kennedy? I think she’s certainly closer to that distinction than any other First Lady has come. Let’s take a look at some of her moments in the spotlight…
For Inauguration Day, she chose New York-based deigner Isabel Toledo. This lemongrass ensemble stood out in a sea of red and blue. Her green J.Crew gloves and coordinating Jimmy Choos complete the look without being too “matchy-matchy”.
Criticized by some for not being bold enough in her color choice, I think she looks absolutely radiant in this white gown by Jason Wu. As anyone who watched the Golden Globes red carpet knows, one shoulder gowns are the silhouette of the season.
This dress from the Democratic National Convention is unmistakably Thakoon. It’s a great use of color and pattern, modest and flattering all at the same time.
Here she is in standout purple, supporting Chicago designer Maria Pinto. This dress is classic Kennedy to me, but the belt brings it current. (I believe this was the night of the “infamous” fist-bump. Can anyone explain the media storm that created???)
Her election night choice, this Narciso Rodriguez dress is considered by many to be her only major sartorial misstep. While it’s perhaps not my favorite, I don’t quite get the uproar it caused in the fashion community. The criss-cross cummerbund isn’t the most flattering but I think, as a whole, this dress showed she’s not afraid to take a chance.
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I just spotted this most recent look by designer Tracy Feith, as worn to a service at the Washington National Cathedral yesterday morning. This gorgeous frock is yet another nod to Jackie with its distinctly 50’s/60’s silhouette, elegant boat neckline and elbow-length sleeves. Perfect.