I was right about Michelle Obama’s latest outfit being a throwback. Thanks to intrepid Snob reader and Michelle fan, Nonie, we now know that Michelle sought the 1950s chic of a certain critically acclaimed cable TV show, considered the epitome of cool.
The first lady wore a Tracy Feith retro-inspired dress to the church service. The dress, which Feith calls “Yoka Yoka Garden,” looks like a vintage frock pulled from the costume department of TV’s Mad Men, with its slim bodice, full skirt and three-quarter sleeves. The floral print on a black cotton fabric features a pattern of greens, lavenders and white cranes with a bit of gold.
“We were so, so, so surprised,” Katarine Carminatti, who manages the Feith boutique in downtown Manhattan, said today.
The dress, from Feith’s fall 2008 collection, is still available in his New York boutiques. It costs $720.
Source: The Baltimore Sun