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Michelle Obama Stuns in Tracy Reese Dress During DNC Speech
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You may not be a fan of her politics, but it’s likely that if you watched the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, you were a fan of Michelle Obama‘s elegant ensemble.
The First Lady stunned during her evening address, taking the stage in Charlotte, NC, in a pink and blue brocade Tracy Reese dress.
“Thanks everyone for sharing this amazing moment,” Reese Tweeted Tuesday night after news broke. “We are all so grateful and honored to have dressed Mrs. Obama for such a momentous speech!!”
Obama finished her look with complementary “Everly” suede J.Crew pumps (in rhubarb, $245), delicate Kimberly McDonald earrings, her signature side-parted hairstyle and subtle blue nail polish that set the Twitterverse abuzz. (UPDATE: A source on the First Lady’s team tells PEOPLE the hue was Artistic’s Colour Gloss gel in “Vogue”; she also says the White House was “flooded with requests” for the polish info after Obama’s speech.)
The First Lady has been a big proponent of American designers throughout her four years in the White House, and is particularly fond of Reese, choosing her designs for an international trip in 2011, a 2009 PEOPLE cover and a 2012 Ebony cover, among other occasions.
Though politics have certainly taken center stage during the Democratic and Republication conventions, fashion has found its way into the spotlight; last week, critics lauded Ann Romney’s cherry-red Oscar de la Renta dress, selected for her speech, and the $169 Talbots shift that Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna, wore during her husband’s address.