Fashion critics — including our own Katherine Boyle — swooned over the custom-made Tracy Reese creation Michelle Obama wore for her speech at the Democratic National Convention. And soon, women who want to dress like the first lady will get their chance: Reese announced on the Today Show Thursday morning that she’ll be rushing the dress into production, and it will cost less than $500.
Obama wore the pink silk jacquard dress with pale blue trim with a pair of J. Crew “Everly” suede pumps in rhubarb ($245) and accented the ensemble with Artistic Nail Design’s purple-gray gel polish, “Vogue,”($15.95, but not available on the designer’s website).
The dress cemented Obama’s patronage of the African-American designer, wrote Boyle. Reese said that she designs for women with Obama’s figure in mind. “There’s a certain type of silhouette that is really flattering with [Obama’s] figure,” she said. “She’s tall and lean and curvy through the hips, so I’m always thinking about that.”