Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Hosts Designers (and Designers-to-Be) At the White House - and Even Gives Spanx a Shout-Out

Oct/09/2014 at 01:27 PM ET

Some of fashion’s biggest names — Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell and more — flocked to the White House Wednesday to be celebrated by one of their most powerful clients, First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Michelle Obama Kicks Off the Met Gala With a Stylish Ribbon-Cutting

May/05/2014 at 02:28 PM ET

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (aka Fashion Prom) is just hours away — and things are going to be a little different this year. Yes, of course, we’ll still see stars in outrageously gorgeous gowns and guys dressed to the nines, but there will be one thing noticeably new: The name over the wing of the Met dedicated to all things fashion. As of today, it’s been renovated and reopened with a brand new name, the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

And to help open the revamped center in style, Michelle Obama arrived from Washington, D.C. for the official ribbon cutting. Wearing a green floral Naeem Khan dress and nude heels, the lady praised Wintour’s impact on the industry before picking up the ceremonial scissors. “I’m here today because of Anna,” the First Lady said, according to the Associated Press. “I’m so impressed by Anna’s contributions, not just to fashion but to this great museum. This center is for anyone who cares about fashion and how it impacts our culture and our history.”
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White House Correspondents' Dinner: First Lady Michelle Obama Is Queen of the Nerd Prom in Marchesa

May/03/2014 at 11:52 PM ET

Lupita Nyong’o, Sofia Vergara and Olivia Munn brought their fashion A-game to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but all eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved once again that she can do red carpet glamour as well as any Hollywood star.

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Barack Obama Picks Out Sweaters for His Girls at the Gap: 'I Think the Ladies Will Be Impressed by My Style Sense!'

Mar/11/2014 at 06:07 PM ET

Barack Obama at the GAPSaul Loeb/AFP/Getty

One might think the most famous “dad jeans” wearer in the free world would be wary of being photographed inside a Gap, but not President Barack Obama.

While in Manhattan for some Democratic party fundraisers, the president stopped at one of the chain’s Midtown stores Tuesday to pick up a few souvenirs for the ladies back home (and to not-so-coincidentally make a plug for raising the minimum wage; he praised Gap for voluntarily doing so for its employees).
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Michelle Obama Breaks First Lady Jumpsuit Barrier

Feb/21/2014 at 11:16 AM ET

Michelle Obama Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU/Getty

Michelle Obama has never been shy about making style waves as the First Lady, whether it’s by wearing H&M on the Today Show or admitting her bangs were a “midlife crisis.” But those are taking a backseat to this major fashion moment: Michelle Obama has crossed the jumpsuit threshold.

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Several weeks ago, the Washington Post informed us that Obama was about to make jumpsuits happen, after she was reported to have worn one in red to her 50th birthday party. And she appears to be delivering on that promise, hitting the new Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in a flowy, silky black St. John number with a cowlneck. She added a wide black leather belt and pointed kitten heels, plus gold-and-gemstone earrings.

The First Lady was on The Tonight Show to promote her “Let’s Move” anti-childhood obesity campaign. After participating in a skit that had her feeding kale chips to Fallon and Will Ferrell dressed as teenage girls (a must-watch), she asked Americans to submit photos that show “how they move” on social media with the hashtag “#Letsmove.” She also hinted that the President and Vice President may be sharing “Let’s Move” photos of their own.

What do you think of this First Lady fashion first? Think we’ll be seeing more in this vein from Obama?

–Alex Apatoff

Michelle Obama's Carolina Herrera State Dinner Dress: How Does It Stack Up with the Rest?

Feb/12/2014 at 10:42 AM ET

Michelle Obama Carolina Herrera State DinnerLandov; Getty (3); Rex USA

If a style code exists for “First Lady formal attire,” Michelle Obama isn’t afraid to break it. The first lady follows her own sartorial rules (cool prints, fun colors, unique necklines … we could keep going), and frequently captivates the country (and social media!) with her unique choices. So in honor of her elegant gown at Tuesday’s black-tie affair (more on that in a sec), we rounded up some of her most memorable state dinner looks. Read More

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Michelle Obama's State of the Union Dress: Another Smash Hit on Social Media

Jan/28/2014 at 11:10 PM ET

Michelle Obama SOTU dressJoshua Roberts/Reuters/Landov

There was lots to discuss in Tuesday night’s State of the Union, but since this is a style site, we’re going to get straight to the the style high point. No, not all the red-and-blue bipartisan ties, though those were very nice too. We’re talking, of course, about Michelle Obama‘s forest green ensemble, designed by Azzedine Alaïa. The dress had a fitted bodice and full skirt, made from the designer’s signature textured material and with bands of a deeper green fabric encircling the skirt. Her jacket was made to match, and she added a wide leather belt to the outfit. Everything else — from her center-parted hair to her jewelry — was kept simple.

We asked @stylewatchmag followers on Twitter what they thought of her look, and the result was overwhelmingly positive. Check out a sample of the responses below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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