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Michelle Obama's style - 2011
The first lady looks as sophisticated in designer dresses as she does in outfits from J. Crew.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama —standing out in a colorful ensemble — step aboard the USS Arizona Memorial where they tossed flowers into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 29. Accompanying them is Admiral Robert Willard, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and his wife Donna.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — dazzling in a festive Cushnie et Ochs dress — pose with daughters Malia and Sasha and children dressed as elves prior to attending performances at the annual "Christmas in Washington" gala on Dec. 11, in Washington, DC.
First lady Michelle Obama walks with Bo, the family dog, as children from military families work on crafts in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, as the Christmas holiday decorations, whose theme is "Shine, Give, Share" were previewed.
President Barack Obama signs legislation that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. First lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, right, and others, look on.
Michelle Obama (R) laughs with Linda the wife of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill at the APEC summit dinner on Nov. 12, in Waikiki, Hawaii. Mrs. Obama wore a custom Vera Wang knee length charcoal and stone stretch faille dress with tulip-pink organza draped shoulder.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the court before the start of the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic between the Michigan State Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.
First lady Michelle Obama visits a Walgreens store that sells produce on Oct. 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The visit was part of the first lady's "Let's Move!" initiative, which is designed to promote healthy eating and lifestyles in low-income areas. While visiting the city the first lady also took a tour of an urban farm.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14, 2011. The first lady debuted a strapless Chris Benz creation for the occasion.
President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives at the "A Concert For Hope" event, hosted by Washington National Cathedral, with Michelle Obama to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011. For the Kennedy Center event, the first lady wore an "exploding bow" blouse from designer Prabal Gurung's JCrew capsule collection.
Wearing a black sweater over a belted black dress, the first lady joins President Obama in a moment of silence after laying a wreath at the Wall of Names at the crash site of Flight 93 during their visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Queen Elizabeth II poses with President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Prince Philip in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace ahead of a state banquet on May 24, 2011. Mrs. Obama wore ivory gloves and a full-length ivory gown created by American designer Tom Ford.
The newylywed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, left, talks with the U.S. first lady at London's Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011. Obama is in a mint green silk printed dress from Barbra Tfank; the duchess is wearing a mass-market dress from Reiss, a British-based retailer.
First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a pale gray, three-quarter sleeve dress by Rachel Roy, at the start of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 25, 2011. She was seated next to the Greens, left, the family of the late Christina Taylor Green who was killed in the Tucson attack that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically injured.
First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a gray dress and black turtle neck, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, attend the funeral service for Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Jan. 22, 2011. Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., who died at the age of 95, was a politician, activist and the first leader of the Peace Corps.
Michelle Obama chose a red Alexander McQueen gown with black details for the state dinner she and President Barack Obama hosted Wednesday, Jan. 19, in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. The gown seemed typical of Mrs. Obama's atypical first-lady fashion sense: It featured an asymmetrical neckline and a petal-print silk organza fabric, and she wore a narrow wrap around her arms as she posed for photos in front of the White House.
Michelle Obama attended a State arrival ceremony wearing a navy wool coat, an embellished duchess silk satin dress, and added her signature flash of color with red gloves. The event welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao and took place on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 19, 2011.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — wearing a purple tie neck wool coat with black trousers —returned to D.C. from the memorial service in Tucson, Ariz. for victims of the shooting rampage, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely injured. Michelle proved that a pop of color can be worn respectfully even in face of such dire circumstances.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — in a dark plum skirt, black top, and L'Wren Scott lace cardigan — attended the memorial event to honor victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. They stood with Daniel Hernandez (left), the intern credited with saving the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the husband of Congresswoman Giffords (right).
U.S. Secret Service agents accompany President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia, right, as they walk from the White House to attend a Sunday service at a nearby St. John's Church, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)