Michelle Obama pulled a Michelle Obama (the universally accepted term for looking incredibly perfect, stylish and just the right amount of relatable at any given time) on Monday, when she wore a custom dress by Self-Portrait to the UN General Assembly at Broadway's Jacobs Theater in New York City. The FLOTUS has had quite the month, fashion-wise (see: this and that) and her run of sartorial excellence doesn't seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. (Though, sadly, the same can't be said for her time in the White House, sob.)
Self-Portrait is a label still in its relative infancy: it was founded by designer Han Chong in fall 2013 and showed its first presentation in New York last September. We called it a label to watch last year, attributing its intrigue and potential to the fact that it was already a red carpet favorite and has a more accessible price point.
Obama's look from the brand has a classic cut (short sleeves, A-line skirt, all the trappings of a standard First Lady ensemble) but the asymmetrical fabrics on the skirt and net-like paneling at the top make it anything but snoozy. This, for the record, is how you do print-mixing. Or, as Jack Donaghy would call it, power-clashing.