Since moving into the White House, Michelle Obama has been loyal to young American designers but during her trip overseas, she surprised some by adding several new European labels to her wardrobe, including Paris-based designer Azzedine Alaïa, and Italy’s Moschino, Etro and Gunex.
On Friday night, Michelle Obama attended a spouses dinner marking the kickoff of the 60th anniversary NATO summit in Baden-Baden, Germany dressed in a sleeveless, full-skirted black dress with a frothy tulle underlay by Azzedine Alaïa. The move drew comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy, who on a state visit to France in 1961 opted daringly to wear a gown by French designer Hubert de Givenchy.
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"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)