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She spent her childhood in foster care, but she said that seeing Obama "suited and booted" made her always remember that even though she may not have had a mother who looked like her, she would learn how to carry herself so that she and her future daughter could both grow up to be unapologetic Black women who are successful. She said this because she saw Obama on the campaign trail in 2008. She has done more than any other First Lady in the history of the United States to bring international attention to the fashion industry in the United States. Furthermore, she has collaborated with talented fashion developers to promote American designers and showcase their creativity on a global stage.
In order to address this purpose, ten women who are fans of Michelle Obama's fashion and find her sense of style appealing were asked to participate in interviews that were only partially structured. Three themes emerged from a qualitative analysis of the interviews:
Participants remarked that the First Lady's sense of style encouraged them to question preconceived notions about what constitutes appropriate attire for women and to experiment with their own personal styles. In conclusion, the participants' perceptions of a few different retail brands changed for the better as a result of Michelle Obama's apparent endorsement of them.
The black community was able to feel heard and represented thanks to Michelle's fashion, which demonstrated what an influential black woman should look like. In an interview with the publication Insider, Shavon Charles stated that "for me and many other black women, we look at Mrs. Obama and we see ourselves," and that Mrs. Obama embodies poise in this regard. Michelle, who is a black woman, does not limit her clothing choices to the preconceptions of white people.
She wore a straightforward black cardigan with the Narciso Rodriguez dress she was wearing
In 2008, Verena von Pfetten of HuffPost wrote that "the dress was utterly flattering with its black criss-cross waist," and that "the elongating blend of red into black delightfully accentuated her statuesque stature." The majority of the time, it presented an interesting appearance. Which is something to be said with regard to the typical role of wallflower to which First Ladies are typically relegated.
A length that extends to the ground White gown designed by Jason Wu worn at the inaugural ball in 2009
In 2009, President Obama stunned in a floor-length white gown that she wore to the inaugural ball. The dress, which was designed by Jason Wu, was adorned with organza flowers. According to the website of the Smithsonian Institution, "No details of the dress were released before the balls, and Wu did not know that Mrs. Obama had selected his design, which he intended to symbolize hope, until he saw it on television.
An all-leather ensemble with studded boots from head to toe, paired with yellow silk
On December 2, while on tour in Atlanta, President Obama wore a full look black leather jacket and trousers by Palmer Harding. He also wore studded boots by Stuart Weitzman and wore his hair in a braided bun. Wearing a pair of thigh-high Balenciaga boots, former First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2018.
The style that Michelle Obama brought to her book tour is incomparable
The year is 2022, the month is December, and former First Lady Michelle Obama is experiencing a renaissance in her fashion sense. Midway through the month of November, former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush set out on a tour across the country to promote her latest book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.
Michelle Obama's influence on fashion and style choices extends beyond her time as First Lady. Through her authenticity, her defiance of norms, and her apparent endorsements of certain brands, she has encouraged women to experiment with their own personal styles and question preconceived notions about appropriate attire. Overall, Michelle Obama's impact on fashion and style choices has been significant and lasting, and she will undoubtedly continue to inspire and influence women for years to come.