Michelle Obama has been making waves with her fashion choices since before her husband, President Barack Obama, took office in 2008. The first lady has reminded America of Jackie Kennedy, who was well loved for her grace, elegance, and fashion sense. So, too, is Lady Michelle Obama.
Mrs. Obama is featured on the cover of the latest edition of Vogue magazine (April 2013), with a special feature inside about “how the first lady and the president are inspiring America.” On the cover, she wears a blue and purple sleeveless dress by Reed Krakoff and Kimberly McDonald geode-and-diamond drop earrings.
The first lady always looks sophisticated, fashionable, respectably, powerful, and feminine. And she’s doing so by wearing what makes her happy—not by conforming herself to societal norms.
“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves,” she told Vogue. “That’s what I always try to do.”
“I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self.”
Her fashion sense has gained her international acclaim as well, and recently the British publication, Sunday Times Style Magazine ranked her at the top of their “best dressed” list. The magazine even created a special visual for the article: a first-class postage stamp featuring Michelle Obama in profile and wearing a crown. That’s quite the honor, given that first class stamps are usually filled with the Queen of England’s profile.
Lady Obama won the first place honor “for understanding that, as her primary role as first lady is visual, fashion can be a force for good used to inspire and entertain.”
Photo by Annie Leibovitz