Michelle Obama Chooses Designers Isabel Toledo, Jason Wu And J.Crew For The Inauguration


First Lady Michelle Obama donned a shimmering yellow wool sheath dress and matching coat by Cuban American designer Isabel Toledo to the inauguration of her husband Barack Obama.

Michelle discovered the work of 47 year-old Toledo through Ikram Goldman, a Chicago-based boutique shop that carries her other favored designers -Thakoon and Narciso Rodriguez.

Toledo says Michelle chose the lemongrass-colored dress for the optimism it represents.

Topping off her outfit, Michelle sported a pair of green leather gloves from J.Crew and green Jimmy Choo kitten heel pumps.

Daughters Malia and Sasha also wore pieces from J.Crew’s children’s line Crewcuts. Ten year-old Malia wore a double-breasted periwinkle-blue coat with a blue-ribbon bow at the waist and her sister Sashs,7, wore a pink coat with orange scarf and matching satin belt.

The evening’s inaugural balls saw Michelle in a white one-shoulder floor length gown by 26 year-old Taiwanese-born designer Jason Wu. A young designer who has only been showing collections since 2006, Wu found out his dress had been selected like everyone else did when the First-Lady walked out in it.

President Obama showed off his wife to a cheering crowd saying, “First of all, how good-looking is my wife?”

The First Couple danced to the song “At Last,” a 1940s song made famous by blues singer Etta James.

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