Michelle Obama Steps Off the Plane in Argentina Wearing Narciso Rodriguez

Interestingly enough, the FLOTUS didn't wear any Cuban-American designers while actually IN Cuba.
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Interestingly enough, the FLOTUS didn't wear any Cuban-American designers while actually IN Cuba.
Michelle Obama in Narciso Rodriguez at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Argentina on Wednesday. Photo: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Michelle Obama in Narciso Rodriguez at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Argentina on Wednesday. Photo: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

As the first family's latest state visit moves from Cuba to Argentina, Michelle Obama is bringing her sartorial A-game right along with her. After a jam-packed three days in Havana filled with dresses by Carolina Herrera and Naeem Khan — two of her go-to labels — the First Lady stepped off the plane in Buenos Aires on Wednesday in yet another favorite designer of hers: Narciso Rodriguez, whose pieces she most recently wore to the 2016 State of the Union in January. 

But FLOTUS's latest frock, a purple printed dress complete with an amber mineral dye detail, has but one caveat, pointed out by the Washington Post's Robin Givhan: While Rodriguez himself is of Cuban descent, she didn't wear one Cuban-American designer while actually in Cuba. 

Rodriguez, of course, is the son of Cuban immigrants, and is known to take great pride in his heritage. With this being such a milestone visit to island — the first of a U.S. President in nearly 90 years — we at Fashionista can't help but wonder why Mrs. Obama reserved such a festive Narciso Rodriguez frock for the second, post-Cuba leg of the trip. And haters, we hear you: It's not a rule that the FLOTUS wear a brand from the host country, but surely we're not alone when we recognize that it would've been a nice salute.

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