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FIRST LADIES SQUARED: British First Lady Samantha Cameron set the sartorial tone for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s diplomatic visit to Washington as she stepped off of the plane at Andrews Air Force Base wearing a Burberry coat, Joseph trousers and L.K. Bennett shoes. She later joined First Lady Michelle Obama at an Olympic-themed event at American University, where Obama wore a L’Wren Scott sweater and Cameron donned Roksanda Ilincic.
Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the London Olympics and is continuing a tradition of first ladies in the U.S., following in the footsteps of Laura Bush, who led the delegation to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who led the delegation to the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994. Obama promoted her “Let’s Move” initiative aimed at curbing childhood obesity and said she hoped the Olympic games will inspire more young people to get active and healthy.
This story first appeared in the March 14, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.