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Debut in Blue

Michelle Obama and her daughters Photo credit: Flickr user Tracy Russo // Creative Commons

Maria Pinto has become one of Mrs. O's signature designers, so it wasn't a surprise to see Mrs. O step onto the DNC stage in her design. The classic lines and rich, saturated color made this dress feel like the late summer edition of the purple Maria Pinto shift that's been in nearly all the Mrs. O fashion coverage.

We love the fact that Mrs. O chose a dress from her favorite hometown designer, paired with a brooch rumored to be from her personal jewelry box.


Date: Monday, August 25, 2008

Venue: Democratic National Convention

Designer: Chicago-based, Maria Pinto

Description: Turquoise blue, three-quarter-sleeve sheath in double-face wool, adorned with a turquoise and silver star pin

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Reader Comments (7)

these geometric floral brooches are her signature touch, adding a dash of femininity to the bold lines and strong cuts of her dresses...nice

Monday, September 29, 2008 at 4:20 PM | Unregistered Commentergeorg1a

Do we really need to say anything???????????? I loved everything EXCEPT the black patent shoes and the low heel.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 12:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterDemetris

[...] gorgeous shade of cerulean blue. We can’t confirm the designer, but with its resemblance both to this favorite from the convention and that now iconic violet shift-and-Alaia-belt combination we strongly suspect [...]

Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 8:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterThird Time Lucky? | Mrs. O

[...] we took in the store, a familiar turquoise frock, Mrs. O’s dress of choice for the first night of the DNC, immediately caught our eye. Upon [...]

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterChicago Fashion, Part II | Mrs

[...] the night Mrs. O took the stage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. A perfect accent to her turquoise Maria Pinto sheath dress, this is a statement piece we hope to see come out of Mrs. O’s jewelry box again soon. [...]

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterErickson Beamon Starburst | Mr

Oh wow, I don't remember this outfit, but it rocks!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterKristan

[...] color of Mrs. O’s dress seems to foreshadow the night, fourteen months later, when she wore the muted turquoise dress (also by Pinto) while speaking at the Democratic [...]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterOpulent Minimalism | Mrs. O

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