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.

Hat Tip Ed

She feels your pain.

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  • EBL

    Here is another lesson about the Obamas: Don’t ever get between Michelle and her food!

  • Maria

    Is it me or does she always look unattractive? I like the pig comment above…it about sums her wardrobe choices up.

  • donh

    The photo is a FAKE…They squeezed Michelle down 8 inches and took 80 pounds off her rear end…………This is how Michelle looked at the last innaguration…before the Obamas turned our media into fascist illusion projectors for the state…..>

  • Pinkdiva36

    All I hear are racist idiots! Mrs. Obama looks Beautiful and could go up against ANY other First Lady whether it’s fashion or intellect. Yall are just mad. Get a Life

  • cavt

    A true leader gets people to follow when they lead by example and honor. If they are unwilling to do this, they then lead either by force or because of the stupidity of the followers–

  • Sasja

    She needs to lose the belts. I think this outfit is nice but would be better sans the belt.

  • redc1c4

    did she pay for it with her EBT card?

  • bg
  • mg4us

    $10,000 for a DRESS!!!!! you got to be kidding!!!

    She could have gone to Macy’s and bought a beautiful outfit for a few hundred. .

    No wonder they spend like drunken sailors. .The Obama’s have lost touch with reality!

    Makes the Sr Bush forgivable at the register with a price of milk!

  • Patty
  • gene read

    I am shocked and appalled at some of the comments I have read about our First Lady. Some are down-right mean. Even though she wears a wig that makes her look like Moe Howard of the 3 Stooges, at least show her some respect!

  • Patty

    I guess what is so outrageous about a dress and the Obama’s constant throwing it in our face is this:


    Yes, we will always need a safety net. There are many people out there that simply cannot take care of themselves. We certainly don’t want to see anyone sleeping in the streets or starving to death.

    But if the number of people jumping on to the safety net continues to grow at the current pace, the net will break and it will not be available for any of us.

    For example, the number of Americans on food stamps grew from about 17 million in 2000 to more than 47 million today. It nearly tripled in just 12 years.

    What will happen if it nearly triples again over the next 12 years?

    The federal government even has a website ( that guides people through the process of figuring out what welfare programs they can take advantage of.

    Overall, the federal government runs nearly 80 different “means-tested welfare programs” and more than 100 million Americans are already enrolled in at least one of those programs.

    Yes, I realize that figure is very hard to believe. I had a hard time believing it when I first came across it.

    And it is even more shocking when you realize that the figure of 100 million Americans does not even include those who only receive Social Security or Medicare.

    Today, there are 56.76 million Americans on Social Security.[………………………]

    So, the dress, well, they don’t seem to worry about budgeting nor about their spending and when a nation is so broke it does have relevance (the Dress) makes not a fashion statement but a statement on the Obama spending spree, spending us into such a deep and dark place we will never recover from.

  • David Steelman

    Taking advantage of those pooorly underpaid and overworked silkworms to make an outfit that would fit her.

  • Carol

    But wait. That is just a coat and dress for the ceremony. I haven’t seen pictures, but likely she also had a gown for the balls. But, 10,000 for that? They saw her coming, as we used to say. ( I guess you can’t really miss her!)

  • Patty


    Thrill Is Gone for Crowds at Obama Inauguration

    [………………..] Lines were short. Getting into the ticketed areas was easy for those with the right stubs. Blue, green, gold, yellow, and orange ticket-holders had no problems slipping right up front for the show. But many of those in attendance trudged over to what event organizers called the “Non-Ticketed Mall” area–signifying they didn’t have to pay to be here.

    Police and security units blocked off streets around Capitol Hill, forcing swaths of people wishing to see Obama take the oath of office again to walk or use the Washington, D.C., subway system–known as the “Metro.”

    The air was frosty, a freezing cold that Washington, D.C. doesn’t normally endure. A biting wind exacerbated the chill. Cloudy skies prevented sun from shining through. But the weather wasn’t the only gloom in town.

    “I could have just stayed home and watched this all on TV,” one woman complained into her cell phone near Breitbart News’ Kerry Picket, amid negative comments about the freezing air and lack of nearby places to eat.

    Every so often along the lengthy path around the event area, a hustler peddling “Official Obama 2013 Inauguration programs” would pressure groups of people to purchase their booklets. Not many fell for it.[…………………]

    but he is now beginning a second term. God Help Us.

  • Ghost

    #31 okay,
    she looks not half bad for a wookie

  • donh

    Actually the real Michelle Obama is STILL in Hawaii getting the spa treatment…SHE HATES THE COLD…..AND EVERYONE IN DC……..That woman in the Darth Vader costume is a look alike body double …..The wig is just to distract anyone from noticing the double’s subtle features that deviate from the real Michelle’s hair, forehead , and ears.

  • Jackie

    $10,000 and she still has the stupid belt up under her armpits. The cow simply has no class.

  • Redwine

    A black dress worn to celebrate America’s funeral.
    Bought at the expense of some poor person’s salary.
    Worn by someone who neither worked for it, nor deserves it.
    Worn by an arrogant, entitled hustler with the mores of a thug.
    Worn by someone who is filled with hate for America.

    A funeral dress, indeed.

  • bg



    January 21, 2013

    Obama lets Chinese own U.S. energy resources

    [Allowing China to have equity interests in U.S. energy production
    is a reversal of the Bush administration’s policy. In 2005, the Bush
    administration blocked China on grounds of national security from
    an $18.4 billion deal to purchase California-based Unocal Corp.]