Michelle Watch: Holy Toledo And The Royal Wu-------
The question: What to wear to meet the Queen? The Fashion Icon-in-Chief answered with a Jason Wu coat and an Isabel Toledo dress topped with a little French twist in an Azzedine Alaïa cardigan. The look hewed to Mrs. Obama’s black-and-white motif from yesterday when she boarded Air Force One for the trip to London. (Though she surprised us all by emerging from said jet in chartreuse Jason Wu.) And she couldn’t very well wear J.Crew to Buckingham Palace, though her spring-y fresh ensemble at 10 Downing looked pretty fantastic, and to us that seems like the right place to make a populist sartorial statement. The Wu coat is another custom piece—a black duchesse satin opera number with a wide, pleated collar. She echoed the black satin in her kitten-heel pumps and oblong clutch. Both seem appropriately formal for the occasion, though black satin for day? That’s throwing us just a touch. Under that is Isabel Toledo’s silk crepe “tuxedo-tank” dress with an origami belt. With the little cardi and that double strand of pearls, the look is giving us millennial June Cleaver. Of course, we highly doubt that Mrs. Cleaver would have gone French, even in her accessories.
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