Michelle Obama In Roksanda Ilincic – President Hu Jintao of China State Visit To Washington DC

Michelle Obama walked the red carpet with her husband for the Formal State visit arrival ceremony on the White House’s South Lawn yesterday looking very chic and sophisticated wearing Roksanda Ilincic.

She wore both a coat and a dress by the London based designer.

The Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2010 navy wool coat was worn over a dress from the same collection.

Even though Michelle’s navy beaded wool and duchess silk satin dress is heavily embellished, it has been toned down from the runway version plus the sleeves aren’t as voluminous.

I love the whole look including the complementary accessories which include burgundy gloves and black over-the-knee boots.

Upon seeing the First Lady wearing two looks from her collection Roksanda Ilincic commented, “I have long been an admirer of the classic yet incredibly modern style of Mrs/Michelle Obama. She has consistently chosen beautiful colours and patterns, whilst supporting many incredible designers. That pieces from my collection have been chosen for this prestigious event is both exciting and gratifying – I love her choice of my AW dress and coat, mixing simplicity with luxurious embellishments.”

Credit:, Ron Sachs/Rex Features & Jing/Xinhua/

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23 Responses to Michelle Obama In Roksanda Ilincic – President Hu Jintao of China State Visit To Washington DC

  1. Michelle January 21, 2011 at 20:04 #

    That coat is absolutely to-die-for. Love it.

    She looks awesome in navy.

  2. Maya January 21, 2011 at 10:02 #

    Just as you know, Roksanda Ilincic is SERBIAN DESIGNER, based in London.

    • JJ January 22, 2011 at 11:51 #

      Yes, and who cares, really not that relevant. Her work is what matters.

  3. Emi January 21, 2011 at 09:56 #

    I love the touch of red given by the gloves. I really appreciate that she gives huge chances to young designers. She’s the best First Lady, after Jackie.

  4. mochababe73 January 20, 2011 at 23:04 #

    I liked everything but the boots. As usual, she stepped out o the box, and I love it.

  5. sonia January 20, 2011 at 22:06 #

    those boots look terrible with that oufit!!

  6. V January 20, 2011 at 21:26 #

    I was there and she looked amazing in real life. So beautiful

  7. Hannah January 20, 2011 at 20:13 #

    Oh I would have died had she not modified the sleeves!

  8. D January 20, 2011 at 19:15 #

    like it overall but not sure about the red gloves..

  9. Ethne Blist January 20, 2011 at 17:03 #

    Her wearing Roksanda Ilincic was a surprise but I HATE the boots and I HATE the gloves. Look kinda ruined.

  10. dee January 20, 2011 at 15:25 #

    Love the whole outfit. I like the gloves as they give a nice pop of color.

  11. Gretta January 20, 2011 at 13:48 #

    Just noticed how both Barack and Michelle are wearing the exact same colours. How very ‘Beckham’ of them! 😉

    • Tania January 20, 2011 at 21:32 #

      I thought the same thing too! I like this outfit even the gloves.

  12. Pablo January 20, 2011 at 13:18 #

    Well Roksanda Ilincic is definitely on top of the tide. This is such a big shot. And if I don’t recall badly there were at least three A-list ladies at the Globes in Roksanda gowns… well well..

  13. Gretta January 20, 2011 at 13:04 #

    Would LOVE to see the runway version on the red carpet. Quite a difficult look to pull off I reckon. Can understand why it was toned down for the state meeting.

  14. Mary January 20, 2011 at 12:55 #

    I really like this outfit, more than the McQueen to be exact. If only she hadn’t wear those gloves… 🙁
    Any pictures of her coat?

    • Fashion Critic January 20, 2011 at 13:00 #

      she’s wearing the coat in the first picture

      • Mary January 20, 2011 at 13:03 #

        Yes I know 😉 I ment the back of her coat or any pictures of it seperatelly 😉

        • Fashion Critic January 20, 2011 at 13:05 #

          Oh… sorry 🙂

  15. Snarky Sharky January 20, 2011 at 12:21 #

    I like the look but kinda hate the gloves – in this light they remind be of rubber and blood. Urghh.

    • Vidhya January 20, 2011 at 12:48 #

      u r right.. the gloves look really bad.. too embellished for a state dinner :/

      • Fashion Critic January 20, 2011 at 12:51 #

        this wasn’t a state dinner, this was a state meeting. The McQueen is the state dinner.

  16. Jones19 January 20, 2011 at 11:58 #

    Great look for Mrs. Obama but oh how I wish she would stand up straight.

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