The First Lady wore a custom-made sleeveless dress from NYC based designer Tracy Reese for her address at the Democratic National Convention
Michelle Obama wore a custom-made sleeveless dress from NYC based designer Tracy Reese for her address at the Democratic National Convention.
The Detroit native, who graduated from Parsons School of Design before launching her label in 1998, tweeted ‘So honored @MichelleObama is wearing @Tracy_Reese for tonight’s speech’.
Obama accessoried the pink toile and blue A line dress with a pair of pink court heels from J.Crew.
Speaking to The Daily News, Reese said: ‘In the midst of fashion week preparations, seeing the First Lady in one of my designs was a truly extraordinary moment. She evokes so much confidence, strength and humility. I am so proud she chose to wear our dress!’
Although custom-made, similar styles are available on the designer’s website, with prices starting at $408 (£257).
Obama has previously worn Reese’s creations several times, including on the cover of People magazine in 2009.
The First Lady’s choice was a strong contrast to Republican Ann Romney’s silk taffeta Oscar de la Renta dress priced at over $2000.
Meanwhile fellow republican Janna Ryan opted for a lower end price option wearing two dresses from retailer Talbots, an emerald shift priced at $169 and a monochrome shift priced at $129.
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