First Lady Michelle Obama is sporting a Narciso Rodriguez marigold wool crepe dress at the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.. Tuesday night. The dress is from the designer’s Fall 2015 RTW collection.
Rodriguez also created the striking red and black dress Obama wore on election night in 2008 and the frocks she wore to the President’s first State of the Union address in 2009. Perhaps as a nod to the breakthrough in U.S.- Cuba relations made under President Obama’s leadership, the First Lady relied on Rodriguez, the son of Cuban immigrants, for her State of the Union ensemble.
While the First Lady is known to keep her fashion choices for widely publicized events under wraps until she makes an official appearance, Rodriguez Instagrammed the news with a photo of the First Lady wearing the sheath from his label Tuesday night amidst the joint session of Congress.
The designer also provided the iris wool pique coat with band detail that she wore Tuesday night. He said, “I felt tremendously honored and proud to see the First Lady looking so beautiful and radiant at the SOTU address last night.”
Even its marigold shade may relay an all-encompassing message. When Pantone widened its color palette with more options in assortments of orange a few years back, Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman said that reflected “an influence of what was happening all over the world. We are so much more attuned to other cultures that embrace color.”