Michelle Obama has become one of fashion’s biggest icons and influences of this generation. And while it has only been 3 years that the Obamas have been in office, the First Lady has already managed to propel emerging designers including, Isabel Toledo, Thakoon, and Prabal Gurung into the limelight. Already garnering comparisons to Jackie O. Michelle continues to win over the fashion critics with her choices of getup and couture-a hard task to accomplish while in the public eye-i.e. Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, both whom have been attacked for their fashion choices many- a- times. Whether it’s a J. Crew cardigan, a sleeveless shift that emphasizes her toned arms, or an oversized pearl necklace mixed in with gold brooches, the First Lady always has fun with fashion and her latest choice of apparel is no exception.
Michelle was spotted wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 sundress, while departing an airplane from Brazil. Setting the tone for the spring season, the fun frock Michelle wore is colorful and flirty. Michelle smartly toned down the bright dress, which includes navy, yellow, gray and orange stripes with a soft-looking creamed colored-short sleeved cardigan. She kept the rest of her look simple by opting for a clear lucite bangle and pulled back hair.
And if you think Michelle’s outfit was fun and fresh, wait until you see the rest of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2011 Collection (see below). Perfect for beach outings, Marc Jacobs, created a ton of flirty looks that were upbeat and seventies-inspired. Sundresses, jumpers, and sweaters, made the bulk of the collection while colorful hues including yellow, blue and orange came in stripes and colorblocked shifts. A couple of military inspired pieces and dark flower-print jumpers also made appearances but the overall look was kept light and spring ready.
For more information and to shop the collection: http://www.marcjacobs.com/