30.08.13 Screening

Michelle Obama In Duro Olowu – ‘The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights’ Screening

Michelle Obama In Duro Olowu - 'The Powerbroker Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights' Screening

On Tuesday Michelle Obama spoke prior to a screening of ‘The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights’ at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC as part of the celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

As I have come to expect, Michelle used colour to celebrate this occasion, and you can’t get more colour and print on one dress than a Duro Olowu dress.

The London-based designer known for his festive, mixed-print frocks created this stunning silk-chiffon piece with a dipped hem for a flattering silhouette which has become his signature. You may remember that Keira Knightley wore a similar look on Jimmy Fallon last year.

Mrs O paired her dress with two-tone open-toe heels.

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21 Responses to Michelle Obama In Duro Olowu – ‘The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights’ Screening

  1. Alina August 30, 2013 at 12:06 #

    Bold and beautiful.

    • CreoleLady August 30, 2013 at 12:20 #

      +1. Not to mention the shoes — comfortable for standing yet snazzy.

      • Iva August 30, 2013 at 12:42 #

        +1 :)

    • Nat August 30, 2013 at 15:21 #

      +3

      • julyol1972 August 30, 2013 at 16:51 #

        +4

        • Christine August 31, 2013 at 00:36 #

          She looks amazing! I want this dress.

  2. Ariel August 30, 2013 at 12:12 #

    The dress is a mess but Michelle manages to make it look acceptable.

  3. kane August 30, 2013 at 12:33 #

    I might be okay with the main pattern (although it has quite a Hawaiian shirt vibe), but all the others produce quite a miss. Love how she styled it though, the shoes are a great addition!

  4. Sherry August 30, 2013 at 12:39 #

    Love it! What happened to her bangs?

  5. Eimear August 30, 2013 at 12:42 #

    So lovely, gotta be the most fashionable first lady ever. And the hair is much nicer without the fringe, lovely touch with the highlight at the front, and really nice classy bob length.

  6. Leti August 30, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Love this look! A great silhouette for her, and the shoes are perfect. If I could change one thing, I’d remove the pattern around the neckline–for me it’s one too many.

  7. dee August 30, 2013 at 14:25 #

    She looks great. Love those shoes.

  8. Linda August 30, 2013 at 17:46 #

    Love and Want this dress! She looks lovely.

  9. Yeliz August 30, 2013 at 19:07 #

    I love this bold look on her. The shoes are amazing with this dress.

  10. GGG August 30, 2013 at 19:23 #

    She looks wonderful! BDOTW! Love the shoes. She’s is amazing.

    • KatieKate August 31, 2013 at 01:19 #

      Totally impressed by this. What a bold risk-taking first lady! Kudos aplenty!

  11. Nat39 August 30, 2013 at 19:35 #

    I like the bold mix of prints, the non-boring colored shoes are a welcome choice, she looks delightful.

  12. Evil Britta September 1, 2013 at 12:47 #

    Really great. It looks so casual and comfy, but polished. Perfect movie wear, ha.

  13. Prudence September 2, 2013 at 00:04 #

    slaying of course

  14. TeaAtTwo September 2, 2013 at 11:19 #

    I super love this look, the shoe choice was superb.

  15. C. September 4, 2013 at 03:57 #

    Lovely! And spot on for being all at once pretty, smart and fun for her mostly young/student audience at the documentary screening. I like that she always looks comfortable and relaxed in her clothes and that those of us watching her feel like she buys and wears the clothes because she actually does love them and more importantly, that she actually plucks them right out of her closet each morning. Just like we all do.

    I particularly like that she isn’t contrived and never gives off that posing/trying too hard or “designer loaner” vibe we tend to get from so many. I like very, very much.

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