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Wednesday
Mar092011

She's Golden

Photos by Charles Dharapak / AP Images

Ooh, how did I let this slip through the cracks? Also yesterday, Mrs. O commemorated the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and celebrated Women's History Month with a White House reception. Pictured with Mrs. O above is Aissatou Hamidou Diallo of Burkina Faso, who was given an opportunity to go to school by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The event highlighted the importance of investing in young women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.

On the fashion front, Mrs. O turned to a gold lurex jacket and pencil skirt by Michael Kors. We last saw Mrs. O wear the suit in late 2009, here.

Reader Comments (22)

What a staple suit! It really fits her and looks, FAB!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Can simple style be more elegant? This look is bold, without being brassy,.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterLaVonne

Another perfect outfit. Lovely!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. C

Kors is great with detail. I really like the buttons on this suit and the other Kors suits worn by Michelle Obama.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. 2S

Mrs. O looks really lovely!
What a beautiful little girl, too!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterKitCat

Very 60's or 70's. A good look for this year, too.
Char

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterChar

This is such a good look for her. I remember the identical red suit--really nice.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10:49 PM | Unregistered Commenterauni

I am loving this gold Kors suit this time around, particularly as it is accentuated by the
fabulous bracelets.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM | Unregistered Commentermarcelle

I just read the comments from the 2009 photo when Mrs. O wore this same suit. It's so interesting how peoples' responses change! The ones posted here are so much more positive, as I believe they should be.

Mrs. O looks fab, as always. Oh, to wear something like that and not worry about sucking in my tummy! Not to mention having my arms show...heavy sigh...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary Hicks

This suit reminds me of that gorgeous yellow one that she wore round about the same time. I love this suit. It seems appropriate to wear gold when championing the causes of women around the world and the bracelets set off the look nicely.

Mrs T - any word on the designer of the cuff that Mrs O wore with the Lanvin dress yesterday ?

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

Stunning! The bracelets are beyond fabulous!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterAttyGirl

I love that the little girl is wearing metallic as well. MO is inspiring her on at least 2 fronts.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

Mrs. O looks great in this suit....however, what stands out to me in this picture is the happiness and excitement on that little girl!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM | Registered Commenterann#1

here's a better look of mrs. o's governor's ball gown
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/10/michelle-obama-dons-praba_n_829352.html

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisam

Love that Micheal Kors! This suit really fits her like a glove...what a lovely little girl!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

lovely...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterTy

Do not like. There is something about the cut of the jacket that just looks dowdy. Couple that with the shiny, metallic fabric, and the suit is, to steal an epithet from Mr. Kors himself, "very MOB".

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM | Registered CommenterHyde Parker

Love Mrs. O…love the little girl…love the suit…love the bracelets!
Still not happy with Mr. K...re his last Project Runway decision.
Peace.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph aka Mrs. STAR

Very nice suit for an evening event. Would like to see more color somehow... earrings with green stones? Also seems a bit tight across the thigh/hip area? Could just be the photo. She seems very engaged with the young lady! She must be thrilled beyond belief! So precious!

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSLD

Where is the red Kors suit? I just love it, it looks fabulous on her, and I hope that Mrs. O. will wear it again very soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 6:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

gorgeous !!!

Monday, March 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

Had not seen this suit the first time around. It took my breath away, frankly.

Mrs. O does metallic/shine right for the 35+ female population.

Sheer elegance! A total home-run.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterSildi

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