[LEFT]Michelle Obama is once again setting the style world abuzz – wearing a thrift-store dress to the “Christmas in Washington” concert, which was taped Sunday and airs onTNTtonight.
The “couture” black-lace overlay frock, featuring a high, square neckline and a full skirt was plucked from New York Vintage in Chelsea.
The secondhand 1950s piece – believed to be the first vintage dress worn by a first lady to a public event – was made by American designer Norman Norelli, who died in 1972 and was among the most influential designers of his time.
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[LEFT]The store’s owners would not say how much the first lady paid for the dress, but prices for vintage clothing have risen dramatically as quality pieces have become wildly popular among celebrities and on the red carpet. One estimate for this hand-me-down was $2,500.
Obama’s fashion choices frequently make headlines. In the past, her outfits have immediately become hot sellers at department stores and specialty retailers – even leading to long lines and waiting lists for specific pieces. [/LEFT]
Yes Michelle is showing how the little people dress.