Michelle Obama Makes a Fashion Statement in Gray Tweed at the State of the Union Address
Michelle Obama rarely misses a beat when it comes to fashion, and at last night's State of the Union Address, she once again did not disappoint. The First Lady wore a very flattering zip-front tweed suit by Michael Kors as she watched her husband, President Barack Obama, make his speech.
Observant fans noticed that Obama's outfit channeled a certain TV character who is also in politics: The Good Wife's Alicia Florrick (played by Juliana Margulies), who sometimes acts as a doting political wife, sported the Michael Kors suit during Season 5 of the series (below).
Dan Lawson, The Good Wife's costume designer, spoke to InStyle about the First Lady's fashion choice.
"I watched the State of the Union address and when she walked out I turned around to my husband and said, 'She's wearing Michael Kors's suit that Alicia wore!' I knew right away," Lawson tells InStyle. "And she looked great. She looked really beautiful."
"It's a stunning suit with beautiful classic lines that evokes that sense of golden Hollywood, but the embellishment of the zippers really make it a very modern piece. I love pieces that can do that—that have one foot in the classic and one foot in the modern," he says.
The First Lady did have some tough acts to follow as she has made bold fashion statements at previous State of the Union addresses. She wore a plum-colored Isaac Mizrahi dress in 2010, the ivory Rachel Roy sheath in 2011, a royal blue Barbara Tfank dress in 2012, a Jason Wu number in 2013 and a two-piece forest green Azzedine Alaia ensemble last year.