Not since the days of Jackie O have a First Lady's fashion choices so transfixed the public. From the moment her husband hit the campaign trail, people have been closely following Michelle's version of power dressing. That usually means an equal-parts mix of high and low design -- she's as much a fan of J.Crew and Gap as she is of forward-thinking designers like Junya Watanabe and Alexander McQueen. Michelle both knows what works best on her body and is clearly a longtime lover of fashion: her support of young, and lesser-known designers like Jason Wu, Thakoon and Isabel Toldeo is unwavering and admirable.
Signature items: colorful prints, figure-grazing shift dresses, shoulder and arm-baring gowns, feminine details, cardigans, belted styles.
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