Michelle Obama Goes Sparkling, Sophisticated For Inauguration
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at St. John's Church on Monday morning.
President Obama takes the oath of office as Michelle holds the bible in the Blue Room of the White House on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
The first lady takes the stage with daughters Sasha and Malia at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families on January 19.
NBCNEWS.COM - Michelle Obama wasted no time showing off her signature style on
inauguration weekend, rolling out a series of polished outfits for
events from the Kids' Inaugural Concert to the president's swearing-in
ceremony on Monday.
The first lady stepped out in a sophisticated
blue Thom Browne coat and J. Crew shoes for Inauguration Day,
accessorizing with a Cathy Waterman necklace. Browne, an American
designer better known for his menswear, designed the coat based on the
style of a man's silk tie.
"This is not a designer that you would
wander into your local mall and find," fashion critic Robin Givhan said
on TODAY Monday. "He's hard to find; he's very unique."
to the White House, at the end of the inaugural events, the outfit and
accessories will be donated to the National Archives.
Her outfit was carefully coordinated with the first daughters, who
dressed in similar hues. Malia Obama wore J.Crew, while Sasha donned a
Kate Spade coat and dress.
For President Obama's first swearing-in
on Sunday (he will be sworn in again on Monday in a public ceremony),
the first lady wore a navy blue Reed Krakoff Dress in the Blue Room at
the White House.
Later that night, she sparkled in a black sequined Michael Kors boat
neck dress for an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum.
The first lady is known for mixing designer looks with low-key
fashions, often alternating between high-end pieces and more casual
clothes from J. Crew or H&M.
On Friday she opted for a more relaxed look at the Kids' Inaugural Concert
for the children of military families, wearing a white Alexander
McQueen shirt and black pants. The event was emceed by Nick Cannon and
featured performances by Katy Perry and Usher.
All eyes have also been on Michelle Obama's most striking style choice this weekend: her bangs.
president even addressed them at a reception to thank donors, saying,
"I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good."
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