Sunday, February 3, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
On sunday January 20, 2013, President Obama took the official oath of office, with Mrs. O right by his side! Of note, the bible used for the oath of office belonged to Mrs. Obama's grandparents.
Per the pool report, a White House official has indicated that the first lady is wearing a dark blue dress by Reed Krakoff. Krakoff has been the creative director at Coach since 1996 and launched his own eponymous line in 2010. To see Mrs. O's previous selections from the designer, click here.
Today, our president made us feel limitless.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!
This is OUR time!
[Via Photos Mrs.O.com]
The first lady wears a custom Thom Browne coat and dress, "both made of silk jacquard based on a necktie fabric," reports Eric Wilson of the New York Times.
The full scoop from a White House official via the press pool:
"The First Lady is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress. The fabric was developed based on the style of a men's silk tie. The belt she is wearing is fromJ.Crew, the cardigan is designed by Reed Krakoff and her necklace is designed by Cathy Waterman. She is also wearing J.Crew shoes. At the end of the inauguration, the outfit and accompanying accessories will go to the National Archives.
Malia Obama is wearing a J.Crew ensemble. Sasha Obama is wearing a Kate Spade coat and dress."
Additional details to note: Marian Robinson wears hand carved, hand painted Lucite allegory flower earrings in black from Alexis Bittar.
This is not the first time that Mrs. O has worn Thom Browne. The first lady wore his lace overlay dress for the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, seen here. The designer is the recipient of the 2012 National Design Award in Fashion Design, celebrated with a White House luncheon ceremony hosted by the first lady.
"The First Lady is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress. The fabric was developed based on the style of man's silk tie. The belt and gloves she is wearing are from J.Crew and her earrings are designed by Cathy Waterman. She is also wearing Reed Krakoff boots. At the end of the Inaugural festivies, the outfit and accompanying accessories will go to the National Archives." -From a White House official via the pool report.