The press has fawned over Michelle Obama’s sense of style for a long time, but now the public is getting in on the action. Her purple dress was the talk of bloggers everywhere and now the new dress of the moment is the White House/Black Market dress originally designed by Donna Ricco. She wore the $148 dress on the ABC TV show, The View and was immediately praised by her co-hosts, but a miraculous thing happened, the dresses started selling very quickly. This thing was almost Oprah-esque in nature. Many retailers are saying that Mrs. Obama’s halo effect is pronounced, it happened with the purple sheath dress and is happening now with the White House/Black Market dress. The White House/Black Market started flying off the shelves and some locations were even sold out. Rumblings abound that Michelle Obama and Jackie O. now have something in common.