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This must be the season for ultra-violet! Following a Doo-Ri gown of a similar hue, Mrs. O wore a Roksanda Ilincic Pre-Fall 2011 dress today for a speaking engagement focused on mentoring at Georgetown University. The dress was last seen during a visit to London in May 2011, here.
"Michelle Obama addresses students during mentoring program at Georgetown" [Washington Post]
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After a meet and greet with the royal family, the President and First lady met with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his chic wife Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street. The Obamas also received a special tour of Westminster Abbey. Quite a day!
For these events, Mrs. O changes ensembles, wearing a delightful mix of jewel tones on this occasion. The First Lady wore a punchy purple dress featuring a draped neckline and black chiffon trim. The dress was paired with a vibrant blue coat and jeweled belt at the waist. Navy black pumps completed the look.
Per Red Carpet Fashion Awards, Mrs. O wears a dress by Roksanda Ilincic from the designer's Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Ms. Ilincic is a Serbian-born, London-based designer with a growing presence in Mrs. O's closet! The First Lady last wore Roksanda Ilincic for a White House reception to welcome President Hu of China in early 2011. Mrs. O's blue double wool crepe coat has proven to be the fine work of Narciso Rodriguez.
For those interested in Samantha Cameron's choice, the Prime Minister's wife wears a Spring 2011 dress by Peter Pilotto, also a Mrs. O favorite!
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The First Lady attended a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House this morning, wearing a navy wool coat and embellished dress. Red gloves added Mrs. O's signature "pop of color."
The First Lady is set to discuss the China state visit with high school and college students at Howard University later this morning, which may give us a better glimpse at this dress.
Women's Wear Daily reports:
There’s a new name to add to the MObama fashion clique: Roksanda Ilincic. The First Lady greeted Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday morning wearing a beaded wool and duchess silk satin dress and wool coat from the London-based designer's fall 2010 collection. The look is available at Net-a-Porter.com, Blake in Chicago and Linda Dresner in Michigan.
It's difficult to say until we see the full ensemble, but I believe this may be a similar skirt to the one the first lady is wearing, on sale at Net-a-Porter.com (UK), here.
Photo via the Obama diary
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Vogue.com (UK) caught up with designer Roksanda Ilincic yesterday. To read: [Vogue.com UK]