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Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 07/29/2012

Michelle Obama’s designer jacket: Fit for a queen?

Michelle Obama arrives at Buckingham Palace Friday wearing a J.Mendel jacket for a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth. (Sang Tan/AP)

Michelle Obama has been criticized for not dressing up enough for Queen Elizabeth II, so she stepped up her game Friday night at an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace. The first lady wore a very fancy J. Mendel capsleeve jacket — “white viscose techno crepe tailored jacket with overlapped side panels and silver embroidery” from the 2013 Resort collection, according to a press release from the company. It’s not in stores yet, but high-end retailer Moda Operandi listed the jacket at a princely $6,800. The White House declined to comment.


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