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NATO Spouses in Chicago



As NATO leaders gathered in Chicago, Illinois yesterday, the First Lady hosted spouses for a special event at the Gary Comer Youth Center on the South Side. For the event, Mrs. O wore a cream hued dress with pleat and seam detailing at the neckline. For her photo with Anne-Mette Rasmussen, wife of NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen, Mrs. O donned a coordinating jacket.

Earlier in the weekend, as the President and First Lady arrived in Chicago on Saturday evening, the couple was greeted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife Amy Rule. For travel, Mrs. O wore an olive hued wrap top paired with a printed skirt.

Update: For the Gary Comer Youth Center event, Mrs. O wore a Zac Posen dress and jacket, confirmed by the designer via Twitter. Miguel Ases earrings completed the look. Arriving in Chicago, Mrs. O wore a Rachel Roy Runway to Green Stencil skirt, also confirmed by the designer via Twitter.

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Mrs. O sure knows how to rock! She's a true diva!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:27 AM | Registered CommenterNnenna

WOW!!!!! Obama 2012!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

Well, here she is looking hot-hot-hot ! in a suit. So much depends on the suit. And this one is no box. I've always maintained that the right suit can make a man. Same seems to apply to women.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhilly

The tailoring in the cream dress and jacket is exquisite, the fit is perfect - a wonderful choice.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

What a lovely lady! Both outfits are very stunning, but the jacket dress is Wow! God bless Mrs. Obama, God bless our First family and God bless the United States of America...Obama 2012!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM | Unregistered Commenternellinraleigh

Full length photo of the Naeem Khan gown!! http://whca.net/2012slideshow.htm

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterRory

and her dress in the second photo of this post is Rachel Roy according to red carpet fashion awards.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterRory

I love those outfits!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

In the top picture, Mrs O wears a Zac Posen dress and jacket.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterCeBe

Zac Posen writes on twitter that Mrs. O is wearing his jacket and dress at Gary Comer Youth Center

Rachel Roy confirms on twitter that she designed the skirt Mrs. O is wearing when she steps off Air Force One

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisam

Love both looks . . . Could the top look be Zac Posen?

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM | Registered CommenterParker

the second look seems to be Rachel Roy..


Rachel just tweeted about it too!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:08 PM | Registered Commentermincey

I know for a FACT that the first look is Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2012 Seen here: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2012RTW-ZPOSEN/#slide=0
It seems Mrs. O has finally found suits that aren't boring, or old.
She looks STUNNING and so ladylike in both looks!
I'm praying for 4 more years!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:53 PM | Registered CommenterBayo Omole

I love both outfits!!! Can't wait for the designer info.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

The suit is gorgeous!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM | Unregistered Commentergaylev

A very, very interesting dress and jacket. Love the colour and the lines.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterdalejamaica

The First Lady can make anything look amazing! How truly lovely she looks when about to meet
an old friend! The contrasting earth colors makes her skin just glow! We have the most beautiful
First Lady in the world!!

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterPatsy Soto

The dress she wore while showing the ladies around the White House reminded me of some of the Zac Posen dresses in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The detail around the hem caught my eye--anyone else think so?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterauni

Mrs. Obama is in Rachel Roy and Amy Rule is in a Cacharel dress and Kate Spade wedges.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM | Registered CommenterJ BJBRAND

@ Parker & auni, you guys called it! I would've pegged this dress as a Rachel Roy and I just knew that the skirt was going to be Etro.....WRONG!
I saw Zac Posen's designs on style.com and this is look #1. There are a few that our Michelle would just shine in, I hope that we see them in the future. I like this dress better without the jacket. The details and the construction is immaculate.
The Rachel Roy skirt has earned a place on my all time favorite list. I think she's probably our Michelle's favorite designer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Have you been able to find any pictures from that dinner at the Art Institute, Mrs. T? Looks like our FLOTUS is on a roll and I'm sure she wore something splendid.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

I love Mrs. O!

Obama/Biden 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3:52 AM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

Great Lady!!!


Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterbubbi

absolutely fabulous. The suit and kitten heels are perfect and her arrival Rachel Roy skirt ensemble is stunning. Our First Lady always shines!

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I have to love Michelle Obama - she is soooo beautiful in every way. Love the causes she supports and her love of family, community, children. Great woman with a big heart!

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterCentral Park West

LOVE this suit! I love the "folding" around the neckline of the dress, that's such a modern feature. I love the jacket and the shoes are great too!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterVik

The dress has very flattering lines, and the olive wrap blouse needs to be in my wardrobe!

Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 8:26 AM | Registered CommenterBevi

My favourite shoes again! With a REALLY fantastic dress.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterPosh Tater

General Fogh Rasmussen is a very familiar face to me having followed the Danish Royal family for many years. It's nice to see him again. I am simply loving the skirt Mrs Obama is wearing to disembark the plane. I want it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterPosh Tater

God! I love the Zac Posen dress....I love it I love it I love it....

Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterIsela

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