There are a few things we just need to face: Michelle Obama‘s bangs are glorious, and she dresses better than any of us ever will. And that’s okay.
Yesterday, the First Lady celebrated the second inauguration of her husband, Barack Obama, with clean, crisp fashion choices, opting for a vintage feel that will undoubtedly still be heralded decades from now.
It began with her outerwear. En route to the ceremonies, she donned a navy silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that, according to CBS, were both inspired by a “menswear necktie.” (Amazing.)
Her belt was from J. Crew, her necklace was by Cathy Waterman, and her cardigan and boots were by Reed Krakoff.
As for her inauguration ball gown? The ruby-coloured velvet and chiffon dress was designed by none other than Jason Wu — who designed her gown for the 2009 festivities — and, as far as ABC is concerned, has established her as a bona fide trendsetter. (But come on, ABC, we’ve known that for years.)
Clearly, Wu couldn’t have been more excited.
“I can’t believe it. It’s crazy,” he told ABC. “To have it done once was already the experience of my life. To have it a second time is tremendous.”
Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew, was equally enthusiastic.
“It’s amazing to see the evolution of the family,” she said, to CBS. “I love the way Michelle looks. She looks beautiful in something so clean and tailored. It’s such an elegant choice.”
But that’s Michelle for you. Here’s to four more years of terrific style.
Michelle’s Daytime Look:
Jason Wu’s Sketch of Michelle’s Ball Gown: