The First Lady wore an Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 gown to welcome China President Hu Jintao. Alexander McQueen's design is hard to pull off and she is definitely taking a risk by doing so. I have never seen any First Lady who dares to make this bold fashion choice. But maybe this is why Michelle Obama becomes the new fashion icon. She has wonderful toned arms and she's not afraid to show them. She made some modification to the sleeves of the gown to make it less puffy but I think this made the gown loses the appeal of McQueen bold, regal design. Anyway, she's making progress by wearing this gown. Let's hope that she will wear Oscar de la Renta next time.
Photos : Harper Bazzar