Michelle Obama

First lady Jill Biden waves after she arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Washington state. Biden is scheduled to tour a portion of the base and visit with military families on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


First Ladies’ Fashion: The Power Lies Within to Boost the Economy, Support Designers and Sustainability

Panelists singled out how different first ladies have been celebrated and criticized for their fashion choices.

clock March 12, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Markarian designer Alexandra O'Neill in one of her looks.

Fashion Features

How American Designers Are Basking In and Building on the Inauguration Fashion Spotlight

For the diverse group of young talent, the race is on to capitalize on the media attention, satisfy customer demand for even a small piece of their brands, and get ready for the fall 2021 season and New York Fashion Week.

clock February 10, 2021Booth Moore

Area Couture Spring 2021

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Area Couture Spring 2021

The New York-based fashion label used almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals for its first couture collection, available to buy online.

clock January 28, 2021Joelle Diderich

Prabal Gurung

Fashion Scoops

Prabal Gurung Talks Dressing Kamala Harris and Fulfilling the American Dream

Gurung was energized by the representation of New York-based designers by inauguration attendees.

clock January 21, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman prepares to speak at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Fashion Trends

Inaugural Fashions Set a Course for the Future

With the spotlight on jewel tones, youthful hair accessories and bold broaches, this year’s inauguration set the trends for the next four years.

clock January 20, 2021Emily Mercer and Thomas Waller and Alex Badia

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff

Fashion Scoops

Purple Gets Pride of Place on Inauguration Day: The Message Behind It

On the momentous occasion that marked the changing of the guard in American leadership Wednesday, purple seemed the color to usher in the new era.

clock January 20, 2021Tara Donaldson

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Wears Sergio Hudson at Biden Inauguration

The former first lady looked to Los Angeles-based designer for the historic moment.

clock January 20, 2021Layla Ilchi

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and guest arrive for a performance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on September 23, 1962. The First Lady wears a dress designed by Oleg Cassini.


First Ladies: A New Exhibition Explores Their Lasting Effect

The exhibition features painted portraits, photographs, sculptures, campaign buttons and other first lady ephemera.

clock November 13, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg



ThirdLove Names Black Beauty Brand Kyütee Beauty Recipient of TL Effect

Arah Sims, founder and ceo of Kyütee Beauty, will receive a $20,000 grant and ongoing mentorship from the bra and underwear brand.

clock October 7, 2020Kellie Ell

The Hundreds Vote T-shirts.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote Drops Final ‘Vote 4Ever’ Merch

A percentage of proceeds earned for each product goes to When We All Vote.

clock October 1, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Michelle Obama in Givenchy at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Joins the Podcast Fray

“It’s been a tough year, and I hope this podcast can help us explore what we’re going through and spark new conversations with our loved ones.”

clock July 16, 2020Layla Ilchi

Jason Wu wearing the “Distance Yourself From Hate” mask.

Business Features

GMHC Launches ‘Distance Yourself From Hate’ Campaign to Fight Discrimination

The organization is also selling masks with the slogan to support the underserved in New York City.

clock June 11, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Obamas Headline YouTube Virtual Graduation 2020

Fashion Scoops

7 Highlights From the Obamas’ Virtual Commencement Speech

The former President and First Lady offered words of hope and reflection after the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

clock June 8, 2020Layla Ilchi

Nadia Hallgren


Director Nadia Hallgren on the ‘Becoming’ Journey

The filmmaker documented Michelle Obama during her book tour in a new documentary for Netflix, produced by Higher Ground Productions.

clock May 8, 2020Kristen Tauer


Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Netflix ‘Becoming’ Documentary Spotlights Her Fashion, Too

“Fashion for a woman predominates how people view you. That’s not fair, that’s not right but it’s true.”

clock May 6, 2020Booth Moore

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