First Lady Michelle Obama wore a gold and yellow brocade dress by Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo for her husband's presidential inauguration today. Isabel Toledo is based in New York and attended Parson School of Design back in the day. She's been in the business for over 20 years, working both as the creative director for Anne Klein and on her own.
The yellow sheath was made of Swiss wool lace, backed with netting and lined in French silk. The sparkle at the neckline perhaps a bit too cocktail for a noon event, but otherwise lovely.
"I wanted to pick a very optimistic color, that had sunshine," said Toledo in a phone interview to The Huffington Post.
For the first dance with her husband as President and First Lady, Michelle wore a white, one shoulder gown designed by Jason Wu. The chiffon floor-length gown will be donated to The Smithsonian, as is tradition, to join the exhibit of First Lady inaugural ball gowns. Manhattan-based Wu also attended Parsons in New York for his design education.
"First of all, how good-looking is my wife?" President Obama asked the cheering crowd Washington's Convention Center.
Of course she's beautiful. She glows! With a love of color and a fresh face, it'll be fun to watch the First Lady's fashion for the next four years and beyond.
In case you missed it, here's the Obamas' first dance, with "At Last" sung live by Beyoncé . If there was an award for most adorable couple in the universe, they'd win it for sure.