The first lady’s sartorial choices have captivated the country during her years in the White House. From her embrace of young American designers to her openness to mass-market brands and experiments in color, many have watched and emulated her style. In honor of her 50th birthday, here is a look at some of her best fashion moments.
Nov. 10, 2008 Michelle Obama made a memorable debut at the White House as first lady in a coral-red Maria Pinto dress. The empire waist and pleats surrounding the collar made the simple sheath feel current and served as a good indication of things to come. Evan Vucci/AP Buy Photo