Michelle Obama’s Other Inauguration Look–That Thom Browne Coat–Was Awesome, Too

Michelle Obama Thom Browne coat inaugural parade

Michelle Obama waves to the crowd at the inaugural parade

As Sam just mentioned, Michelle Obama wore a gorgeous ruby chiffon Jason Wu gown to last night’s inauguration ball. However, the famously stylish First Lady scored a twofer yesterday, with another memorable look worn during the inaugural parade.

Obama opted for a structured, graphic Thom Browne coat dress, which she paired with a bejeweled belt, grape gloves and J. Crew pumps. She finished things off with particularly lovely makeup and those sleek new bangs.

This is, of course, a big deal for Browne (the piece will eventually end up in the National Archives). The designer was asked to send an idea to the White House a few months prior to the inauguration but apparently didn’t know his coat had been selected for the big day. He told the Times:

“It’s overwhelming … It is one of those rare moments in someone’s career that you will always remember. There’s not a word that can really describe it. It’s just amazing.”

Obama has worn Browne’s designs in the past; the two reportedly met at a White House event when he received a National Design Award for fashion design in 2012. They’re been mutual fans since.

Here’s one more shot of Mrs. Obama, along with her also-famous spouse:

Michelle Obama Thom Browne inaugural parada

How great are those gloves, though?

(Both photos via Getty)

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