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Michelle Obama In Preen – Air Force One

Would you believe that the Michelle Obama is the first person to wear a look from the Preen Fall 2011 collection.

I absolutely loved this collection and I haven’t been happy about the lack of celebrity love, so this look has totally made my day.

The First Lady wore a Preen violet cropped jacket with a matching high-waist pencil skirt and with the runway printed blouse as she disembarked Air Force One with US President Barack Obama at Stansted Airport yesterday evening.

The original look was presented as a crop top and not a jacket, but I love Mrs O interpretation.

Teal suede pumps and orange Cathy Waterman earrings completed this BDOTW worthy look.

I love that she wore a British designer whilst touching down on British soil.

Credit: Style.com & Fame Pictures

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  • araya

    Better look than she usually wears but the shoes are horrible and don’t go with the outfit, the earrings are dreadful and the outfit is ill fitting. Definitely, not First Lady caliber. Michelle needs desperately lessons on classy dressing from Laura Bush.

  • Jazz

    elegant as always!

  • g.k

    FC, I don’t believe that Preen’s lack of red carpet visibility is because of the ‘lack of celebrity love’. Its probably because their PR team is so anal about who their clients are placed on, therefore so many requests get shut down.

    • Fashion Critic

      that would be a shame if that was the case.

      • Lo

        Unfortunate, but I bet it’s true since it’s BPCM if I’m not mistaken. Feel like celebs are always purchasing Preen and wearing the ‘commercial’ versions around town etc so I don’t think it’s an issue of celeb love. Bet it’s a hardcore, uptight snobby PR team.

  • Emi

    Great tone of purple, but I prefer the runway version, more interesting.

  • I really loved the runway crop top version.. its so refreshing.. not a fan of the modification.. she looks awkward in the picture..

  • Luis

    She looked awful… I’m so tired of the praise for Michelle style, she can’t dress clothes that embrance her figure, her hips and legs looks bad bad bad.

  • justme

    Love everything here, especially the accessories.

  • Rory

    She wore Marc Jacobs S/S 2011 yesterday in Ireland and is wore Barbra Tfank S/S 2011 today to meet the queen. FC I hope a photo agency you work with has photos of the gown she wears tonight to the royal state dinner banquet the Queen is hosting for the Obamas. I’m hoping something really unexpected, like a Carolina Hererra ball gown!

    • Fashion Critic

      ooh they better had.

      Unfortunately they are considering her pictures News, I’m trying to get Getty to list them as Entertainment so I have the right to download them

  • DivaMom

    She can do no wrong! Work it fellow Chicago girl! Love her!!

  • Charlotte

    Yesterday the Obama’s were in my home country, Ireland! it was so exciting! So amazing to see them on our little island.. I felt slightly proud. Here in ireland, we don’t have many big people!
    Well anyways, when Obama was giving his speech, Michelle was wearing, what i think is a Marc Jacobs dress. looks like on Leighton wore! There could be a WWIB poll :L

    http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/114532459.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D9972D79E9638B2BBABBF786B7B9B5C9788E5F0D4AB3E49BD

  • Devika

    Very stylish! What a great color. Even though the pointed pumps…erm…still, I can’t really complain. She looks beautiful and polished.

  • KateS

    I love the color and the concept, but I’m not convinced this is the best look for Mrs.Obama. Her figure isn’t even-she’s hardly the only one!- and the high-waisted look very much emphasizes that fact. Maybe it’s the angle…

    • Fee

      I think it definitely is the angle, it’s not the most flattering! Gorgeous colour. She just has true class.

      The Obamas were here in Ireland yesterday and anyone who wasn’t already in love with Michelle is now firmly converted. In true Irish style it was more of a pub than a red carpet visit though so wasn’t too disappointed not to see any coverage here 😉

      • Fashion Critic

        I wanted to feature that event, but the pictures weren’t available on my Getty Entertainment, but Getty News…long boring story.

        I’m hoping another agency I work with picks the pictures up.

  • AW

    She looks like a million bucks! This is how you travel in style!

    Just imagine how much she goes through just to get dressed knowing that the HATERS are going to scrutinize every detail and make up things to complain about…she’s amazing.

  • Tatiana

    I prefer the belt as a waist clincher to give the dress definition, as the belt as a scarf makes her look frumpy. I like the idea of the turquoise colored pumps though. Sandals in the same turquoise color would’ve been fabulous.

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