Michelle Obama's first White House fashion statement

11 November 2008


She might have divided the critics with her Narciso Rodriguez Victory Dress, but Michelle Obama made a simple and effective fashion statement for her first visit to the White House yesterday - wearing a dress by old friend, the Chicago designer Maria Pinto. The coral-red crepe sheath dress was one Maria thought Michelle might wear for the election showdown itself last week. But looks like the First Lady Elect saved it for her meeting with Laura Bush to show her around the White House, thereby fulfilling Barack Obama's election night promise to the designer ‘you're coming to DC with us.' So will Maria be dressing Michelle for the Inaugural Ball next January? The jury's still out as the fashion world clamber to be considered. But according to the designer there's still one Maria Pinto dress hanging in Michelle's wardrobe we haven't yet seen: a lean black cashmere number with a ‘cascade effect' in the back. We'll be watching...

PS - pick up this week's issue of Grazia (out today!) for an exclusive insight into the Obama's life at the White House. And vote on the battle of the Fashion's First Ladies!


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