Chicago, IL (CNS) — Michelle Obama showed that she could be a First Lady in Fashion as well when she wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress to Obama’s victory speech at Grant Park in Chicago. The dress is from the Rodriguez’s Spring 2009 Ready-To-Wear collection. The red and black ensemble featured a criss-cross black satin detail, a trademark of the Cuban-American designer.
Paired with a black cardigan and simple black heels, Mrs. Obama added some shine with diamond earrings and bangles on her wrist. Malia and Sasha, the country’s new First Daughters, coordinated with mom, wearing black and red dresses. Mrs. Obama has drawn attention with her simple yet stylish fashion choices but for the most part, her style has received mostly positive reviews. However, some fashion bloggers, such as fashiontribes.com, have labeled the dress a “misstep”.
Obama has been known for sporting modestly priced apparel, such as a string of J.Crew ensembles, and pairing up lower-priced jackets and accessories from H&M or other stores with some designer skirts and blouses. Her wardrobe became more scrutinized after Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s wardrobe was estimated at a whopping $150,000.