Inaugural Fashion Roundup: The big style news from this week’s presidential festivities was Michelle Obama’s (second) Jason Wu inaugural ball dress, but there were plenty of other great style moments, too. We also led you through the rest of the FLOTUS’s ensembles, including Thom Browne for the public Inauguration appearances, Naeem Khan at church, and Reed Krakoff at the swearing-in.
First Lady Fashion History Lesson: Take a look back at 50 years of Inaugural style from the First Ladies of yore, plus learn why a FLOTUS’s hairstyle matters more than you think.
The Reigning Style Blog Stars: We compiled all the data, did our research, and ranked the most influential personal style bloggers right now. Did your favorite streetwalker make the cut?
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Michelle Obama established herself as a fashion-forward First Lady back in 2008, wearing Michael Kors and Jason Wu with such frequency that nobody could deny they were among her favorites. But now that her hubby is up for reelection, Michelle has introduced us to a whole new batch of faves, many of whom are CFDA honorees and edgy, young wunderkinds.
This year alone, we’ve seen Michelle step out in up-and-coming labels like Preen, Band of Outsiders, Wes Gordon and Lyn Devon–and she’s also been giving love to more established brands like Balenciaga, Peter Som and Sonia Rykiel that were previously absent (or at least very rare) from her wardrobe in past years. But don’t worry – even though MObama’s cool factor has increased like, fivefold this year alone, she’s still maintained loyalties with more classic, well-established labels like Michael Kors, Talbots and J. Crew, who we believe to be responsible for the green and yellow colorblocked number she wore in late June.
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