No. 9 - Michelle Obama
The first lady has continued to impress in the style stakes this year, drawing attention from bloggers and fashion mags around the globe:
“What I like about Michelle Obama’s clothes is what I like about her as a person - she’s not afraid to be experimental and bold, just like her politics.” Lucinda Chambers, Vogue fashion director.
In March 2009, Obama featured on the Vogue front cover - and it has been one of their best selling issues to date. It's no suprise that, this year, even the designers are after her. An appearance by Obama in a brand’s clothes is said to be worth $14 million, according to David Yermack - a business and finance professor at New York University's Stern School. J Crew’s stock prices climbed by 25 per cent three days after she wore it for an appearance on The Tonight Show. No wonder Vogue has listed the 46year old style icon as one of their top 10 best dressed women for 2010.
From her outfits in just this past month, its clear why! :
10th December - Obama works this Marc Jacobs dress - straight from the catwalk.
16th December - Sporting a vintage black lace overlay dress, with full skirt and sparkly jewels to complete the Christmas look. This rare garment came from the impressive archive of New York Vintage, whose owners cite this as a rare - and perhaps unique - instance of an American First Lady wearing vintage at a public event.
9th December - proving you can keep stylish and cosy, Obama wears a Narciso Rodriguez black and gold embroidered coat
as she helps to light the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse across from the White House.