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Michelle Obama Makes History in Vintage Norman Norell Dress

12/17/2010 at 03:30 PM ET

Michelle Obama Makes History in Vintage Norman Norelli
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What’s old is new again for Michelle Obama, who had another groundbreaking moment in fashion history Sunday night, dazzling in one-of-a-kind vintage number by the late designer Norman Norell. The First Lady picked up the black-lace overlay dress, which boasted a full tea-length tulle style skirt and a square neckline (something rarely seen in contemporary designs), at New York Vintage boutique, signaling what store owner Jon Schneck believes to be the first time a first lady has worn a vintage dress to a public event, reports The Huffington Post. Obama donned the elegant 1950s piece to the “Christmas in Washington” concert in Washington, D.C., which airs tonight on TNT and is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. And while the spectacle, which will feature performances by Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and more, will surely be packed with flare, we’re sure no one sparkled as brightly as Obama, who glammed up her ballerina-like confection with oversized snowflake drop earrings. And if you like what you see, stay tuned for other throwback looks from the First Lady. The The Huffington Post reports that Schneck confirmed that Obama scooped up additional archived pieces from New York Vintage for future appearances. Saying, “We are truly honored that the First Lady has chosen a gown from New York Vintage as her first venture into vintage couture. Other dresses from our archive have been scheduled for use by the first lady later this year.” To see Obama don the dazzling dress, tune in to the holiday special tonight on TNT at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central. –Justine Harman

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I just can not believe all the hate on here. Do you all really want YOUR First Lady (yes, whether you voted for Obama or not, she still represents the U.S.A.) to dress like she shops at K Mart! ALL first Ladies receive a clothing budget. There is nothing deceitful here.

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