LATEST: Michelle Obama’s Easter outfit

14 April 2009


Forget the arrival of the new White House puppy this weekend – our attention was firmly on Michelle Obama's Easter Sunday outfit. The First Lady chose to wore a fitted floral dress by under-the-radar Chicago designer Peter Soronen. He specialises in vintage corsetry, paying special attention to the female silhouette, and was also behind the black strapless crystal-embellished gown that Michelle wore to her first black-tie dinner in Washington in February. No prizes for guessing that the young designer, whose New York runway debut was just two years ago, is stocked in the First Lady's unofficial stylist Ikram Goldman's Chicago store then. By the way, we make no apologies for our obsession with Michelle's style – after all, we're in pretty good company. The European designers Michelle chose to support on her recent visit here have gushed about her. Azzedine Alaia believes she sets the style for the First Ladies and came out against Oscar de la Renta's recent criticism of her: ‘It's not up to him to give her lessons. Michelle Obama is of her time, Oscar de la Renta is no longer.' Still, looks like now the First Lady's back on home soil, she's back to some good old fashwan-shaped patriotism wearing Peter Soronen...


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