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Entries in DVF (14)


Rendezvous in DVF

First Lady Michelle Obama was in New York City today to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where President Obama gave an address. On the style front, Mrs. O chose the Rendezvous dress from DVF Fall 2012, paired with a blue double wool crepe coat from Narciso Rodriguez, previously seen here. A vintage pink Schreiner pin completed the look.


Prep Work

The First Lady visited the Democratic National Convention stage inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina today, a day before she is due to address the convention audience. For the appearance, Mrs. O wore a graphic print mint, tan and white dress paired with colorblock pumps.

For the 2008 convention, Mrs. O wore frocks designed by Maria Pinto, Peter Soronen, Rodarte, Tracy Feith, Narciso Rodriguez and Thakoon paired with accessories from Erickson Beamon and Moschino. Any bets for 2012?

Update: Above, Mrs. O wears a DVF "Porsha dress in Cable Squares Lime and Cable Squares Mink" from the Resort 2013 collection.

Also, do have a peek at the article below, penned by Robin Givhan of The Daily Beast:

"Michelle Obama's First-Lady Fashion: Subtle and Savvy" [The Daily Beast]


City Style

The President and First Lady were in New York City yesterday, where they visited the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site, followed by a series of campaign fundraisers, including a dinner co-hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour. Can you imagine all of that style under one roof?

The above photos show the President and First Lady coming and going as they arrived in NYC and returned to Washington. To begin the day's events, Mrs. O wore a floral DVF wrap dress paired with a pink cardigan and yellow flats. For the evening, Mrs. O chose a navy cocktail dress paired with a sparkly wide belt from New York Vintage and a cropped cardigan. Gold and turquoise jewelry completed the look. 



Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Images

The Huffington Post ran a style story today with the headline, "FLOTUS Looks Boo-tiful in DVF" referring to the diagonal stripe dress that the First Lady wore for yesterday's White House Halloween festivities. The story elaborates, "The FLOTUS wore a a black coat over a festive orange, gold and black striped dress from the Diane von Furtsenberg Fall 2011 collection." The dress is also available at Neiman Marcus, here.

When I saw the dress in question, I assumed (and reported) that it was the ASOS Midi Body-Conscious Dress in Metallic Stripe, seen here. But now, I'm not so sure. Well, pretty sure, but the eyes can deceive, and The Huffington Post proclaimed DVF so boldly. Either would seem to be a viable possibility, as Mrs. O has worn both labels on multiple occasions. 

A few questions arise: Is Mrs. O indeed wearing the ASOS dress? Is the ASOS dress a copy of DVF? And is this adventures in copyright territory? Of note, Diane von Furstenberg has worked to establish the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act through her role as President of the CFDA.



Delightful Dots

Photo by Jewel Samad / Getty Images

The President and First Lady greeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a White House arrival ceremony earlier today. For the occasion, Mrs. O chose a mixed print dot dress paired with pink pumps. Lovely!

Any thoughts on the designer? Update: The dress is confirmed as custom DVF from Resort 2012. You can see a peek of the dotted fabric here. Thanks to fashion journalist extraordinaire Jim Shi and various style savvy readers for the help!