No matter which side of the proverbial aisle somebody's on, if they're truly into fashion, they seem to be incredibly interested in what the next First Lady wears, some even going so far as to dub her "Lady O," an obvious reference to our last First Lady style icon, Jacqueline Kennedy. But here's what's interesting - her husband might be overshadowing her. Not only has Puff Daddy (we refuse to call him anything else), proclaimed that Barack Obama's elegance will be used as a point of reference in marketing his new Estee Lauder fragrance I am King, and not only did a Bosnian suit maker famously name one of his styles "the Obama," but now Hart Schaffner Marx, the Chicago-based menswear company favored by the President-Elect, is marketing itself as the place to get a suit if you're trying to dress "Presidential", and even has an upcoming West Wing collection, according to WWD. Michelle's clothes may be racking up hits for J. Crew's site, but has anyone named a dress after her, or claimed that a collection was inspired by her style? Also, we can hardly think of any mainstream male style icons (does David Beckham count?), let alone those who were Presidents. Could this be the first time an American President becomes as known for his sartorial choices as for his political ones? Guess we'll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, we wonder if anybody's submitting sketches for his inaugural suit...
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Anthony Weiner's Wife Wears Michelle Obama's Iconic Campaign Dress
If the checkered ASOS dress NYC mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin wore yesterday looks familiar to you, it's probably because you shared a pic of it with all your Facebook friends way back in August. No, we aren't suggesting you've time-traveled (though that would be like, so insanely awesome, right?!): First Lady Michelle Obama wore the very same number for a campaign event in Iowa with the President, then running for his second term in office--a photo of which went on to become the most viral image in history.
Michelle Obama Wears Tracy Reese to Commemorate March on Washington
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.