Michelle Obama Wows Buckingham Palace and the World in Tom Ford

May 25, 2011 • Celebrity Style, Designers, Fashion Blog, Industry, Yahoo

(from left) Queen Elizabeth II, President Obama, Michelle Obama and Prince Philip


Our beloved First Lady has had an extremely style-savvy week traipsing around the U.K.  In a wardrobe roster that rivaled most fashion weeks, Michelle Obama noteworthy looks included a Peter Som dress, a purple suit by Preen and Marc Jacobs. Lady Obama also chose a sweet Barbara TFank tea-length dress to officially meet the Duchess of Cornwall aka Kate Middleton which splashed across headlines across the world yesterday.

But if one look could have garnered more attention that that, Michelle did it last night at the London state dinner at Buckingham Palace. Of all her infinite choices, the First Lady tapped Tom Ford to wear to the glamorous gala. The guest list drew on prime ministers to film directors and the hosts, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Wills and Kate, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. But it was Michelle Obama who wowed the crowd in her floor-length white Tom Ford gown with elegant long white gloves.

Today,  some members of the media are already calling the standout gown Obama’s best look to date, while other pontificate on why Obama chose Tom Ford as all, never having been seen wearing him before. The Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander noted Ford may have been chosen because he is American, but with with headquarters in London, so “subtle fashion politics” may have been a factor. We say, who cares? Its a win/win for everyone!

And if she wanted to stay in the realm of British designers Michelle could not have worn Alexander McQueen, between the backlash when she wore him at the state dinner earlier this year and the Royal Wedding dress still a somewhat fresh memory. Tom Ford did more than serve as a suitable replacement however, fitting The First Lady into the dazzling purely white gown that fit her like a glove. Bravo Tom, bravo Michelle, cheers are being heard around the globe today. Oh and sorry Your Royal Highness, you looked beautiful too.

-Alia Rajput

Article Source: WWD

Photo Souce: NY Mag

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