Michelle Obama, Fashion Icon of a Generation

The First Lady who stole the hearts of a nation, Michelle Obama, will grace the cover of Vogue for the last time as America’s Leading Woman. With her husband’s ascent to the White House, Obama became a part of popular culture and an American fashion icon. In July 2007, Vanity Fair listed her among “10 of the World’s Best Dressed People” and she also appeared on the 2008 People’s list of best-dressed women. Obama has been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy due to her fashion sense.


The Obamas have been in office for almost half of my lifetime and I think my generation of American girls has been extremely lucky to have a figure like Michelle Obama as a role model. To see standing next to the one of the most powerful men in the world is his wife – an Ivy League graduate and his former employer who also happens to dress amazingly – sets an incredible tone. She wore pieces from high end to J. Crew and Target; she brought a “classic and confident” look to center stage.


On the eve of her departure from the White House, I would like to take a look back on some of my favorite style moments of Michelle Obama – a style icon for a generation.

Barack and Michelle Obama host a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Michelle Obama in Chainmail Versace Dress at her last state dinner



Tia Taylor


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