Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s March on Washington and historic I Have a Dream speech.
President Obama and his wife Michelle hit the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC for the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration, with the First Lady wearing an elegant Tracy Reese frock. The First Lady is pretty conscientious when it comes to selecting her outfits for public occasions; it’s fitting she chose to wear an African American designer to celebrate such a watershed moment in the Civil Rights movement.
It’s not the first time MObama has worn the designer; Obama selected a Tracy Reese dress to wear for her DNC speech, among other events. And her daughter Sasha wore her lower priced line, Plenty by Tracy Reese for President Obama’s second swearing in ceremony.
Reese, of course, is thrilled. “We are honored that the First Lady would choose to wear one of our designs during the celebration of such a deeply significant historical moment,” she said in a release. “Mrs. Obama’s radiance makes our dress shine!”
As of right now, the dress is still available on Reese’s site for $498–but like all things the First Lady wears, we expect this to sell out quickly.