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For the president's speech on jobs to a joint session of Congress last evening, Mrs. O returned to a classic: the magenta Maria Pinto sheath dress last worn on the night in 2008 when her husband secured the Democratic nomination for president. A House of Lavande vintage jeweled belt and upswept hairstyle updated the look.
Those who have been following Mrs. O's style for some time of course know the name Maria Pinto well. The recession forced the designer to close her business in 2010. Since then, Pinto has assumed the role of Creative Director for Mark Shale in Chicago.