Ann Romney and Michelle Obama's Fuchsia Fashion Face-Off

Last night's presidential debate was memorable for a lot of reasons--Mitt Romney's "Binder Full of Women" will be forever immortalized on the internet, Barack Obama came out with his proverbial guns blazing...and the candidates' wives wore shocking Schiaparelli pink.
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Last night's presidential debate was memorable for a lot of reasons--Mitt Romney's "Binder Full of Women" will be forever immortalized on the internet, Barack Obama came out with his proverbial guns blazing...and the candidates' wives wore shocking Schiaparelli pink.
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Last night's presidential debate was memorable for a lot of reasons--Mitt Romney's "Binder Full of Women" will be forever immortalized on the internet, Barack Obama came out with his proverbial guns blazing...and the candidates' wives wore shocking Schiaparelli pink.

While it was a visual shock to see both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney up on stage in the exact same shade of pink, there's an obvious logic to their color coordination. It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and while there's been no official confirmation, it seems likely Obama and Romney wore pink to support the cause. Ann Romney has been open about having been diagnosed with breast cancer , and everyone, including the NFL, is sporting pink this month (we even spotted a pink bracelet hiding in the POTUS' jacket sleeve during the debate).

Michelle Obama wore a neon boucle crepe seamed princess sheath and jacket by Michael Kors--an all-American designer for an all-American night. She accessorized with a single strand of pearls--a nod to a more traditional "political wives" look and a departure from her usual larger statement necklaces. Ann Romney wore the statement necklace instead--a double strand of aqua beads. (A style switcharoo?) No word yet on who designed Ann Romney's tweed-y cap-sleeved shift. Perhaps it was her favored designer Alfred Fiandaca who has a classic '60s style. UPDATE: Ann Romney wore Oscar de la Renta, US Weekly is reporting.

So, to steal a line from the tabloids--who wore hot pink better at last night's debate?

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