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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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landon on

Just beautiful

Stevie on

The dress is just beautiful! The First Lady always looks amazing and chooses such great pieces to wear.

Kayla on

Stunning dress, she looks amazing!

Cyn on

She looks RADIANT!

kim on

how much did that dress cost the tax payers?

Arlene on

That is a $2500 dollar thrift store dress. Not exactly the same type of thrift store everyone else shops at. What a joke.

Brooke on

Wow, this administration is desperate for any positive press it can get its hands on. A vintage dress to make up for lack of affective leadership and failure to live up to campaign promises. Thank God for the First Lady and her stellar fashion sense.

Sharon on

She looks breath taking in that dress. She is a lovely woman.

Leanne on

Check out the link to the store New York Vintage…not exactly a Thrift Store. Quit trying to deceive people into thnking she does not spend a wad on clothes or should I say we spend a wad on them.

Rai on

And this is newsworthy? Cannot wait for Her Highness to exit the WH.

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