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Dressing the first lady

on Wednesday,January 21,2009 21:01

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The eyes of the fashion world were on Washington this week where the Inaugural festivities provided an opportunity to showcase the work of America''s famous as well as lesser known designers.

For her daytime outfit, which she wore during her husband''s swearing-in ceremony, Michelle Obama chose an ensemble of pale yellow sheath dress with a matching overcoat by Isabel Toledo, accented with a pair of green gloves from J.Crew and Jimmy Choo pumps.

Applauding her choice, Simon Doonan, the creative director at Barney''s New York, said that it was about "formality, appropriateness and history," according to a special Newsday report.

For the evening round of inaugural balls the first lady wore a white chiffon one-shoulder gown by Jason Wu who, at only 26, is bound to see his profile rise in the industry. It confirms a trend that many have already noted: Michelle Obama likes young designers, and the next four years - or eight, who knows - may be very good for them.

Constance White, eBay''s fashion director, told Newsday that sees a potential in Mrs. Obama to contribute to American fashion because "she will be broadcasting American talent around the world."

Isabel Toledo attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design, both in New York, where she studied painting, ceramics, and fashion design.
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