From Jason Wu to Thakoon to Azzedine Alaïa, these designers have all dressed First Lady Michelle Obama. We take a look at her style and ask you to give your opinion on her fashion selections.
How to Dress Like a First Lady
There’s no doubt that First Lady Michelle Obama has become a fashion icon, with many admires following every stylish move she makes. ESSENCE.com takes a look at Mrs. Obama’s latest ensembles by designers such as Michael Kors, Jason Wu, J.Crew and more and asks you to give your opinion on her style. Does she hit the bull’s-eye or miss the mark? You decide.
Kai Milla, wife of Stevie Wonder, designs for today’s modern woman with an on-the-go lifestyle, which suits the First Lady’s busy schedule and her need to look fabulous and functional. Mrs. Obama chose to wear one of Milla’s eye-catching designs to the Wonder tribute at the White House in February.
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Thai born American designer Thakoon Panichgul is a favorite of Mrs. Obama, who donned several of his designs during her recent European trip with President Obama. Thakoon is known for his classic patterns and luxurious textiles that ooze with stately appeal.
First Lady Michelle Obama continues to explore bright colors, fashioning a royal blue dress from fresh-faced designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, creators of Proenza Schouler. The two high-end designers recently launched an affordable yet fashionable collection at Target retailers.
Mrs. Obama’s fashion choices have been picked apart by such famous designers as Oscar de la Renta. Do you think the criticism is fair? We want you to weigh in on this hot topic.