AMERICAN ROYALTY: Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Dress Comes in at a Measly $10,000

Back in January 2009, Barack Obama told Americans that,
“Everyone must sacrifice… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”

Well… Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama’s Thom Browne Inaugural dress comes in at an estimated $10,000.

(Photo : Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013.

Enstraz reported:

First Lady Michelle Obama impressed fashion experts and amateurs alike with her inaugural outfit Monday morning created by New York-based designer Thom Browne, mostly known for his menswear collections.

The First Lady wore a navy silk jacquard coat and dress outfit in a checked pattern specially designed for her.

“I wanted ‘tailored’ for her. For me, she stands for strength and confidence, and that’s what I wanted to design for her,” Browne told the Associated Press about his creation for the First Lady’s inaugural dress.

According to the designer, the outfit was inspired by a men’s silk tie. It is unclear what the cost of the outfit was, but it could likely be at least $10,000, according to Enstars’ estimates. However, the actual price has not been confirmed and there is no word yet on whether the dress and coat outfit will be rolled out for customers.

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  • moron

    Maybe she was rolling her eyes because her rear still looks huge in a $10,000 dress?

  • Stella Baskomb

    “no word yet on whether the dress and coat outfit will be rolled out for customers. ”

    OK by me if not rolled out for customers.

    Michelle’s “eye roll” to us regular folks was enough for me.

  • Dave

    Yes, that seems entirely out of the ordinary for a First Lady’s Inaugural Gown:

    Faircloth, who has been designing [Laura] Bush’s size 8 clothes for seven years, uses European fabrics and does all the beadwork and embroidery in-house, with prices ranging from $3,400 to $7,500 (although, presumably, the Inauguration gown cost would be considerably higher), according to Town & Country.

  • MathMom

    You mean to tell me that was designed and made especially for her, and it still doesn’t fit? The sleeves are so tight they look like it’s 2 sizes too small, and the bodice makes the least of her figure.

    She paid too much, even if it was only $100.

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  • rosie

    Do you feel “mooched” upon? Because in some way you paid for it.

  • donh

    Darth Vader helmet hair in a return of the suicide bomber boob belt.

  • JoeUES

    So it’s about the same cost as the dresses worn by previous first ladies. And like every other inaugural gown, tomorrow it goes directly to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. What a non-story.

  • 2008 Candidate Barack Obama

    You could put a $10.000 dress on a pig, but it would still be a pig.

  • Dave

    #9 Basically, every story today is a non-story, so it’s understandable. I understand how outraged they are, it happens.

  • Mitch Rapp

    I guess the Dress is a definition of Stupid Rich!

  • Ghost

    Jesus, Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:5)

    GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    “…don’t be like hypocrites. They like to (be seen) on street corners to (proclaim their nobility) so that everyone can see them. I can guarantee this truth: That will be their only reward.”

    every Caesar, Czar, Kaiser, King, Pharoah, Emperor… and consort, have had their Day in the Sun, but God Wil Not Be Mocked, we all reap what we sow- no exceptions

    Ecclesiastes 3:17 – New Living Translation (©2007)
    “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”

  • http://! l.barney

    Frankly, if it is rolled out to customers, I don’t know anyone who would want to wear it

  • Andy McWilliams

    At least somebody, besides Aretha, is teaching her how to dress.

  • Highlander

    Hey trolls … Moochelle and Barry MADE it a story when they told us we should all be sacrificing … If they can’t lead by example, well then they really aren’t LEADERS are they?

  • Patty

    I won’t wish for anymore, at this moment, other then this day to move along. I didn’t watch one moment and other then seeing the above picture, which is gross, I truly don’t care about their attire.

    We know they both spend like thieves they are, no more, it is truly trivial at this point in America. 10,000 here or there among nearly 17 trillion in debt is a spit in the bucket.

  • dunce

    You can not buy class and getting elected to public office does not give it to anyone. In fact the grubbyness of retail politics precludes it.

  • Patty

    #5 January 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    MathMom commented:

    That because the media has spoken about what great arms she has. So, I would assume that is why the dress is tight.

  • AuntieMadder

    That may be the first outfit I’ve ever seen on her that I didn’t think was ugly as he!!. It’s doesn’t look 10 grand’s worth of okay, but it’s not like the ugly chit she usually wears.