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There’s nothing political about this, just pure fact: first lady, Michelle Obama, has some serious style. So, there’s no surprise that searches on Yahoo! for her Inauguration attire began spiking well before the big day.

On Inauguration Day, Michelle emerged with a navy-silk, checked-patterned coat and dress designed by Thom Browne, Reed Krakoff boots and J. Crew gloves. Oh, and a stunning new hairstyle, too. Bangs! Love it.

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Michelle Obama Inauguration CoatOfficial White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

The first lady turned to Jason Wu (again!) for her custom-made Inaugural Ball gown. This flowing, “victory red” dress lit up the stage. And Mr. President looked pretty dapper too, if I do say so myself.

Michelle Obama Inauguration DressOfficial White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

Michelle Obama Inauguration DressOfficial White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

Do you have a political style icon? Who is it? 



12 Responses

  1. Lynne says:

    Laura Bush. George too in fact.

  2. Terri says:


  3. Cory says:

    I agree, Jackie Kennedy.

  4. Vero says:

    I think Michelle is the new icon – so gorgeous – and she wears american designers. Double yeahhhhhh!!!!!

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    I Love Mrs. Obama's style. She is the epitome of the true fashion Diva of the millenium. She is classy, beautiful and a true icon.

  7. RSS says:

    I thought Jackie Kennedy was the epitome of elegance.

  8. tranquilmomentsphoto says:

    Jackie K

  9. Nancy says:

    No one will ever top Jackie Kennedy! I liked Michelle's coat, belt and boots. The little sweater cardigan get-up under it?…Tacky, tacky; particularly considering the importance of the occasion.

  10. Barbara says:

    Jackie!!! and Nancy Reagan was very stylish for the time.

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