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.”

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