The former US First Lady has brought her signature humour and optimism around the world as she discusses her best-selling memoir, Becoming.
Michelle’s style has always been reflective of who she is – warm, hopeful and elegant. When she first arrived at the White House, she impressed with her affordable J Crew classics and her eye for bright colour. As her star rises even higher, this time round her refined wardrobe is characterised by a newfound love of tailoring and pieces in angelic white. But her latest outfit – a neon yellow, draped Balenciaga dress teamed with glittering thigh-high boots – is her boldest to date, and proof that Obama is well and truly relishing the freedom that comes with not being First Lady.
As anyone with a modicum of fashion knowledge will attest, Balenciaga is the brand of the moment, with creative director Demna Gvasalia reimagining the house’s signatures for a modern audience. It’s not a label one might associate with a former First Lady, which is exactly why Obama’s latest style choice is such a triumph. The look is taken from Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2019 show, when it was styled with black thigh-high boots which Obama swapped for a glitter version.