Okay, the today’s second biggest question—”What is Michelle Obama wearing to the inauguration?”—has been answered: The First Lady is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress. The NY Times’ Eric Wilson Tweets, “Thom Browne’s coat and dress for Michelle Obama are both made of silk jacquard based on a necktie fabric, custom made for the First Lady.”
The White House official told the press pool, “The First Lady is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress. The fabric was developed based on the style of a men’s silk tie. The belt she is wearing is from J.Crew, the cardigan is designed by Reed Krakoff and her necklace is designed by Cathy Waterman. She is also wearing J.Crew shoes. At the end of the Inaugural festivities, the outfit and accompanying accessories will go to the National Archives.” In 2009, Michelle Obama wore an Isabel Toledo ensemble of “lemongrass yellow” with green J.Crew shoes.
Thom Browne told Wilson, “It’s one of those moments when I just can’t believe that happened.”
As for daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, who wore J.Crew for Kids last time around, the White House says, “Malia Obama is wearing a J.Crew ensemble. Sasha Obama is wearing a Kate Spade coat and dress.”
Of course, the day’s biggest question is “What is Michelle Obama wearing to the Inaugural Ball?” Four years ago, she made Jason Wu a star.