(Her official White House portrait)
Vanessa Friedman, did a terrific analysis of Michelle Obama's tremendous fashion influence over the last 8 years in the New York Times this past Sunday.
I for one, think Mrs. Obama represented us on the world stage with grace and eloquence over the last 8 years, and for that I am proud and grateful. She loves fashion, and wears color beautifully. She's quite fond of bold prints, which can be fabulous, as long as the wearer is still more evident then the dress.
Her statuesque figure is tricky and in reviewing many photographs, I ultimately preferred the silhouettes that highlighted her assets best; great arms, decollete and a small waist, usually best emphasized in A-line silhouettes, strapless, V-neck, one shouldered, criss cross and cut in necklines. Some of my favorites are below.
I believe her real star turn, was in the photo below. She broke with her original stylist and under new guidance, was dressed for the first official state dinner for India's Prime Minister and his wife in Naeem Khan. I think she looks breath taking!
|In Vera Wang|
|In Azzedine Alaia|
|In Maria Pinto|