Michelle Obama's victory dress
A new puppy isn't the only thing coming to the White House. First Lady-elect Michelle Obama brings a fresh fashion palate, with a flair for pairing modern with Jackie O classique.
That was on striking display on Election Night. For the victory rally in Chicago's Grant Park, Michelle Obama donned a red-and-black dress from Narciso Rodriguez's spring 2009 collection, critically acclaimed at New York Fashion Week. It went out on a fashion limb many women can't climb.
The results of my highly unscientific poll around the water cooler: The heavy black sash cinching Michelle's waist looked odd, although it did highlight her figure. The fading red had a chic ombre feel, but the effect was busy.
Michelle deserves kudos for her fun silver bangle bracelets and earrings -- a refreshing departure from the pearl stands that dominate First Lady fashion. Her daughters were simply adorable in matching black and red dresses.
Now that the votes are counted, will American follow the Obamas' fashion lead? Only time -- and the inauguration outfits -- will tell.
-- Deal Diva Letitia
(Photo: The dress on display at Fashion Week.)