Michelle Obama Serves Us An Iconic Pantsuit Look From A Regional Designer

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Her book tour is back and she kicks it off while wearing a chic cobalt blue pantsuit from Elie Saab

We'll never get tired of seeing Michelle Obama in a pantsuit. We were gifted her latest sleek-and-stylish look while visiting the YouTube Space in Austin, Texas, last Thursday to resume her book tour. Not only was she looking like a boss lady, she was a boss lady wearing none other than prolific Lebanese designer, Elie Saab.

She chatted to YouTube creators as part of the site’s new original series BookTube, to be released during upcoming Women’s History Month. The panel was moderated by author John Green and marked the return to her book tour (after a quick hiatus!) promoting her best-selling memoir, Becoming. Throughout the conversation, she covered topics from the process of writing her book to dealing with negativity online.

Mrs. Obama donned a striking cobalt blue custom Elie Saab trouser suit with yellow and black racing stripes and a tricolour striped blouse underneath, tying the look together with a cobalt-blue collar. Sporting jewels by Lady Grey, the icing on the cake was her manicure that matched the bold blue colour palette of her outfit. 

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That's a wrap! When I think about all the people who have come out to our events over these past few weeks, I think about a little working-class kid named Michelle LaVaughn Robinson—an ordinary girl who had some tales to tell, some failures and some successes, too. She had a lot to learn, a lot to experience, a lot to give—more than she ever could have imagined. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story lately, and what I keep coming back to is that no matter where we came from, we all share so much. People of all backgrounds, skin colors, and political persuasions can relate to feeling uncertain or overwhelmed. We’ve all been a little frustrated by the slow, frustrating growth necessary to get where we want to go. We’ve all struggled with the balancing act that can take over days, years, or decades of our lives. And I want us all to remember that these are the moments and lessons that make us who we are -- every little twist and turn, every little bump and bruise, and ultimately every joys and every triumph, no matter how large or small. So I hope all of you believe in your story. I hope you recognize that what you see as a weakness might actually be a strength. I hope you recognize the power of your voice. And I hope you remind yourself that there isn't one right way to be an American. There isn’t one way to make your contribution in this country. So thank you all for your part of our story. Thank you for being who you are. And to everyone who’s read my memoir, or come to one of our events, or posted something online, thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for helping me continue to become. I hope my story can serve as a boost in your own process of becoming, too. I love you all. #IAmBecoming

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This is only one of the smart yet elegant ensembles she’s served us on her book tour, with many of her polished looks causing quite a commotion on the internet - especially the glittery Balenciaga boots she wore in New York for an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker.

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The former First Lady has a reputation for championing both up-and-coming designers and international designers, so Michelle Obama x Elie Saab is a long overdue collab we can't get enough of.


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