Thakoon is a hot new designer who has become a Michelle Obama favorite. On her first official European visit, she wore a Thakoon richly printed ensemble to a NATO meeting in 2009 with French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
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Shortly after Michelle Obama became first lady, she was photographed for the cover of People magazine wearing a Tracy Reese dress. This season offers a few special goodies for more photo shoots, particularly in the popular black-and-white trend. The midcalf slim dress with black-and-white blocking is both a soft and strong silhouette.
Easy elegance defines this design favorite this season. The collection could fill Mrs. Obama's closet and work well for one who likes to wear garments multiple times. One standout is a red patterned sleeveless dress that can showcase the first lady's arms and glide over her hips.
Though Mrs. Obama has not yet relied on one of the big guns of American fashion to boost her wardrobe, Herrera is surely ready for her. Herrera's Spring/Summer 2011 collection offered a lot of sartorial choices for the first lady, but the orange offerings were special. This simple sheath is a no-brainer.