True American Style


For the Inauguration, Michelle Obama was dressed in designer duds not typical of past First Ladies.

With Isabel Toledo’s broderie anglaise suit at the Swearing-In and Jason Wu’s evening gown at the Inaugural Ball, Obama wore ensembles from two designers that represent the true meaning of the American Dream. Both of them were born outside of the country, Cuba and Taiwan respectively, and both moved to the United States in pursuit of their dreams.

The 26-year-old designer, Jason Wu, was pleasantly surprised to see that his gown was picked for the big night. The First Lady kept her choice under wraps and revealed her selection, to him and the world, when she stepped on stage last night. As Stylesight’s Women’s Editor, Jamie Thomas correctly predicted in an interview with Forbes.com, the dress was a floor-length one-shoulder gown. The color was most likely to be one of the three patriotic colors, red, white or blue and white it was. A change from her usual bright looks; the silk chiffon number was covered in snowflake appliqués and sparkling beading.

The Obama family represents change and Michelle Obama’s elegance is a sign of hope for a better future.

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