Michelle Obama's Inauguration Style

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama
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Michelle Obama's Inauguration Style

01 of 07

Inaugural Ball

January 20th
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The new First Lady graced the Neighborhood Ball in a custom silk chiffon gown from Jason Wu, accessorized with Loree Rodkin gems and Jimmy Choo sandals. Asked the 44th president: "How good-looking is my wife?"

02 of 07


Michelle Obama, Inauguration, Isabel Toledo, J. Crew, Jimmy Choo
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Obama made her First Lady debut in a Swiss lace design from Cuban-American talent Isabel Toledo. "We're levitating-we really are," the designer's husband, Ruben Toledo told WWD. Obama was rumored to have chosen her citrus-toned ensemble on inauguration day. "We had no idea," said Toledo. "It's just another shock, but a great shock." Finishing touches included a Nina Ricci mohair cardigan (worn underneath her coat), J. Crew gloves and Jimmy Choo pumps.

03 of 07

Kids Inaugural Concert

Michelle Obama, J. Crew, Loree Rodkin
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Obama took the stage at the Kids Inaugural Concert in head-to-toe J. Crew. The First Lady-elect gave the colorful ensemble a luxe spin with dangling green sapphire earrings from Loree Rodkin and a Deco-inspired belt buckle.

04 of 07

Day of Service

Michelle Obama, Day of Service
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On January 19th, Obama spent the day volunteering in a Washington D.C. high school wearing jersey layers over slim-fitting pinstripe trousers.

05 of 07

We Are One Concert

Michelle Obama, Narciso Rodriguez, Loree Rodkin
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Obama took in performances by everyone from Bono to Beyonce in a custom camel ensemble from Narciso Rodriguez. The First Lady-to-be added sparkle with a silk beaded top, also from the designer, and black diamond quatrefoil earrings from Loree Rodkin.

06 of 07

Arlington National Cemetery

Michelle Obama, Narciso Rodriguez
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For a somber trip to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Obama wore a periwinkle blue coat from Narciso Rodriguez. She finished the look with low-heeled pumps and purple leather gloves.

07 of 07

Whistle-Stop Tour

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama
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For her train journey into D.C., Obama bundled up in a flared black coat from Sonia Rykiel, worn over a violet jacket from Zero + Maria Cornejo and accessorized with bold purple leather gloves and a navy-blue scarf.

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